online safety and digital citizenship specialist

About Simfin


Simon is a teacher, presenter and guide on online safety, safeguarding, digital citizenship and digital literacy, and a broad range of technology and learning related themes.

He is a regular conference speaker and trainer for Universities, Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships, Local Authorities, schools, public and private sector services, and charities.


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


Simon is 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 and adults become safe, confident and reslient digital citizens.


Simon is an Associate Member of UKCCIS.



Simon's voluntary work includes:

Thinking Digital


Blue Cross Education