The drving force in my life is education. As researcher, project innovator, author and public speaker, my goal is to empower children and young people for the challenges ahead, and to get schools, families and policy makers thinking about the societal impact of technology more constructively. Born in Australia, I'm a French national based in Luxembourg, and work with governments, institutions and universities across the world. A career highlight is the creation of Safer Internet Day
Lawyer, associate professor, internet safety expert and founder of Digital Parenting, Consulting and Coaching. As mom to two tech savvy little boys, I know just how important it is to provide parents timely advice, resources and tips! Orignally from California, I have been living and working in France for the past two decades. My research, writing and public speaking activities focus on understanding children's use of technology, and advocating for their wellbeing and the protection of their rights. I'm also member of the Council of Europe's Digital Citizenship Education working group, and workon child protection in the MENA region in the framework of the Lanzarote Convention.
I'm a professional journalist (CP2340), teacher trainer, researcher, author and lecturer at the Lisbon Universidade Autónoma. A Portuguese national with a Post-PhD in Communication and a PhD in Education, my work includes "Digital Citizenship Education for Democratic Participation in Odivelas" run jointly by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation and Algarve University, the EU-funded COST action project Digilitey (Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children), coordinated by the University of Sheffield, and Digital Citizenship Education for the Council of Europe. I lecture in various institutions: the New University of Lisbon, Algarve University, the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco in Portugal, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio, Brazil, and the Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan...
I'm a cartoonist, film animator and web developer, with a background is in design and marketing. Internet offers great opportunities, but it's also important to educate children to navigate its pitfalls, so in 2003 I founded MiudosSegurosNa.Net (KidsSafeOnThe.Net). Our goal is to help families, schools and Potuguese speakers of all ages worldwide use the internet ethically, responsibly and safely. I lived in the USA, Baghdad and Mozambique, before settling in Portugal. I'm on the Board of International Advisors of Cybersafety, India, and work with EU projects such as EuKidsOnline and NetChildrenGoMobile. At Insight, I work with EU civil society organisations on privacy, data protection and the GDPR. I’m a regular
I helped set up Insight in 2003, and have been financial manager ever since. Graduate of the Brussels Institute of Chartered Accountants and Luxembourg Chambre des Metiers in Payroll management from the, I am also an Expert in Fiscality and navigate the progress of Insight through its international multi-sector activities. My professional and personal interests are spread between Europe and Africa, and more specifically Luxembourg and the Cameroon.