Ellie Proffitt

Education and Youth Engagement Manager

Ellie joined the Childnet team in September 2015. She is responsible for managing the Education Team and providing opportunities for young people to share their opinions and ideas around making the internet a safer place.

After spending some time teaching abroad in Hungary and the Czech Republic, Ellie qualified as a primary school teacher from University College London, and taught KS2 in a primary school in Hackney, East London. With a previous background in arts management, Ellie has also worked for several London institutions including the V&A Museum and the Imperial War Museum in their archives and libraries. She holds a degree in History of Art from the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Art Conservation from University of the Arts London.

Ellie is currently working with partners in Denmark and Hungary on Project deSHAME and has lead on the creation of the Step Up, Speak Up! toolkit to address sexual harassment online. She is particularly interested in how the internet can affect relationships, and how we can increase reporting amongst young people.





My top online safety tip:

You have the power to make the internet a better place. Use the reporting tools and speak to a trusted friend or adult when you see something that has no place being online. We all have the right to be part of a positive and supportive online community - young people especially!


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