John Carr writes and consults about internet safety and security. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on children’s and young people’s use of the internet and associated new technologies. Based in London John works extensively across the UK and in many parts of the world. More recently John has also been working on issues of digital inclusion, particularly around older people’s use of technology.
Pro bono he has been a Director of the charity Horsesmouth (see http://www.horsesmouth.co.uk/) an online mentoring social network, the Technical Advisory Committee of Breakthough Breast Cancer and the Advisory Board of Digital Trust. Along the way John was also a Founding Trustee of DEMOS, one of the UK’s leading independent Think Tanks.
John is a former member of Microsoft’s Policy Advisory Board for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and a former member of the Advisory Council of the Family Online Safety Institute in Washington DC, USA. He is member of the Advisory Council of Beyond Borders, Canada.