Online safety talk by leading expert, Karl Hopwood – 6 March at 6.30pm

On Tuesday 6 March at 6.30pm we look forward to hosting independent e-safety expert, Karl Hopwood to Unicorn. Ex primary headteacher, Karl works with schools across the UK and Europe to develop safer online behaviour and to promote digital literacy. 

Karl Hopwood is a member of UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) and sits on the UKCCIS evidence group as well as on the advisory board for the UK Safer Internet Centre and the education advisory board for CEOP. He also sits on Twitter’s trust and safety council where he represents the Insafe network. Karl has worked for a number of key players in the UK and abroad including CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), BECTA (British Educational and Communications Technology Agency), the European Commission, the UN and several Local Authorities within the UK and in Europe.

Karl has been employed for the last 9 years as an in-house consultant for INSAFE which is the coordinating node of the EU Better Internet for Kids programme where he is responsible for the coordination of safer internet helplines across Europe. He also works with the Boarding Schools’ Association, IAPS and the National Union of Teachers. Karl is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Marie Collins Foundation and is also a trustee of Childnet International.