Marie Smith
Marie Smith is Head of Education - CEOP Command, NCA. Preventing children’s exposure and reducing their vulnerability to harm online is a key strategic aim of the National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP. Fundamental to achieving this objective is CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme, which endeavours to empower children online through education. The programme also works to provide parents, carers and practitioners working with children with the knowledge, understanding and confidence to safeguard children online. Marie has been developing and delivering CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme over the past seven years. Marie manages the Education team and the production of award winning educational resources. Marie regularly delivers CEOP’s Training courses to audiences of professionals working with children across the country and also chairs the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) Education Working group.