Policy and Communications Manager
Maithreyi is responsible for Childnet's communications, policy and research and is passionate about ensuring children and young people’s voices are heard at all levels of decision-making. She represents Childnet on the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) Evidence Group.
Supporting the activities of the UK Safer Internet Centre, of which Childnet is one of three partners, she also coordinates the Safer Internet Day campaign in the UK.
Maithreyi also leads on Project deSHAME, an EU-funded project aiming to tackle peer-based online sexual harassment. Defining this form of sexual violence as ‘unwanted sexual conduct on any digital platform’, Project deSHAME is a collaboration between Childnet, Save the Children (Denmark), Kek Vonal (Hungary) and UCLan (UK).
With a wide range of experience in research, communications, campaigning and fundraising, Maithreyi has worked for a number of different organisations in the charity sector, both in the UK and internationally. This includes in the children’s, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), human rights and disability sector.