Set up in 2017, the European Council for Digital Good, is a permanent meeting point for 17 young people aged 14 to 20 from 8 different EU countries (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Slovakia). They meet face-to-face twice a year and 2-monthly onlin to share their views, develop ideas, pilot projects and lead national, European and international consultations. Most recently have written an activity book for primary school children on digital citizenship. CDGs also exist in the USA and the Africa-Arab region.
The empowerment and wellbeing of children on- and offline has been the driving force of my 5-decade career as teacher, researcher, project innovator, author and public speaker. I work with governments and NGOs, international institutions and universities in Europe and worldwide to increase understanding of the societal impact of digital technology, and prepare tomorrow’s citizens for the challenges ahead. Career highlights include the creation of Safer Internet Day (Luxembourg 2003), now celebrated worldwide, and the publication of a dozen books including 7 for the Council of Europe. Born in Australia, I'm a French national based in Luxembourg.
I’ve been working on digital literacy and online safety since 2000. As Greek national coordinator in the European Commission’s Safer Internet network, my Safer Internet Centre brought together the key stakeholders from public- and policy-related fields, while Centre’s resources were rated amongst the top 5 national media literacy projects in Greece. I’ve authored 5 educational books and over 300 articles on literacy and internet safety issues, have been invited speaker at numerous international conferences and served as member of the Greek Ministry of Education Safe Internet Committee. I hold a Masters and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
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.
Lawyer, associate professor, internet safety expert and founder of Digital Parenting, Consulting and Coaching.