Director, Online Harms & Cyber Crime Unit (OHCCU) – Professor Julia Davidson

The newly established Online Harms & Cyber Crime unit (based at University of East London) produces cutting edge research to understand children’s behaviours online, in order to provide evidence-based thought leadership on how to prevent harms and promote digital wellbeing, contributing to the conversation at the national and international scale.

We support Safer Internet Day initiatives by encouraging our expert network and partners in the Global South to also take part. In the current context, with regulation at the forefront of the internet safety discussion, events like Safer Internet Day are crucial – to ensure all parties contribute, in a coordinated effort, and to maintain a positive focus.