esafety and digital citizenship specialist

About Simfin


Simon is a teacher, presenter and guide on online safety, safeguarding and a wide range of technology and learning related topics.

He is a regular conference speaker and consultant for Regional Grids, Universities, Local Safeguarding Children Boards, Local Authorities, schools, public and private sector services, and charities.


Simon is a regular guest speaker on BBC Tees on a range of online safety themes.


Simon was the 2013 NAACE Impact Award winner for Leadership “ for commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector.”

With over 30 years’ experience in UK education, Simon remains committed to helping young people become safe, confident and creative digital citizens.


Simon is an Associate Member of UKCCIS and a CEOP Ambassador.



Simon's voluntary work includes:

Thinking Digital


Blue Cross Education