NetSupport Brand Ambassadors

NetSupport is thrilled to present its hand-picked brand ambassadors who are passionate about the use of technology in schools and recognise the benefits it brings to both staff and students.

Russell Prue

Russell Prue

Founder, Author and Broadcaster of Anderton Tiger Group

Russell is a School Radio legend and award-winning broadcaster who has worked at the BBC, RM and Department for Education for England and is a well reported and respected education technology opinion leader. Russell has been running school based live radio workshops across the whole of the UK for 10 years, giving young people the opportunity to broadcast around the world. Through these workshops he has been researching new ways to engage young people, some of whom feel disengaged by traditional methods of learning. Russell has been working on reducing the cost of School Radio Stations so that now for under £3k, schools can get into radio for themselves.

Russell has also recently hosted the The Big Education Debate where some of the UK’s top educators and specialists discuss the hot topics for today’s schools, including school technology, digital citizenship, safeguarding, implementing education technology, managing costs and more.

Henry Platten

Henry Platten

Founder of eCadets and GoBubble

Henry is the founder of the award winning eCadet programme (Bett finalist, Nominet and Internet Matters winners for Making the Internet a Safer Place and Best Innovation in Online Safety). The former police sergeant created the eCadets with a team of digital teachers to provide the UK’s first structured online safety peer empowerment programme. More than 3,300 eCadet licences have been sold since launching in 2012 and the eCadets HQ team has a potential reach of more than 1 million pupils benefiting from the programme. Henry has also recently founded a safe social media platform call GoBubble that allows young children (under 13) to take advantage of the best bits of social media without any of the negative aspects.The web and app version of GoBubble is available free to schools.

Henry has also recently taken part in The Big Education Debate where some of the UK’s top educators and specialists discuss the hot topics for today’s schools, including school technology, digital citizenship, safeguarding, implementing education technology, managing costs and more.

Natalie Nezhati

Natalie Nezhati

Educational Content Consultant and former English Teacher

Natalie is an educational content consultant and former college teacher of English. With a particular interest in education technology, her articles have been published in The Times Educational Supplement (TES), EducationTechnology.co.uk, ICEF Monitor, University Business Magazine and HuffPost Tech. Most recently, Natalie was the winner of the 2017 Learning Award for ‘most innovative technology project’.

Natalie has also recently taken part in The Big Education Debate where some of the UK’s top educators and specialists discuss the hot topics for today’s schools, including school technology, digital citizenship, safeguarding, implementing education technology, managing costs and more.

Karl Denton

Karl Denton

IT Manager at St Bede Academy

Karl is an IT Manager at St Bede Academy in Bolton. Having worked in the IT education sector for 10 years, Karl is passionate about school IT and its impact on student’s learning experiences. A frequent user of IT forums, Karl is always on the lookout for new technologies and solutions that help schools manage their IT more effectively.

Alan Mackenzie

Alan Mackenzie

eSafety Consultant

Alan Mackenzie is a consultant who has specialised in the area of online safety for over 11 years within education. Speaking in hundreds of schools and conferences every year, Alan is passionate about the positive and appropriate use of technology and the huge benefits that can be realised through global connectivity and collaboration; he believes that good digital skills are vital in order to help children and young people embrace the wonderful opportunities whilst mitigating the risks. This means not teaching with fear and scary stories, but realistic advice, guidance and non-judgemental support. This advice and guidance needs to be extended to staff and, importantly, to parents too. Whilst Alan also provides training to staff and parents, he also produces the free half-termly magazine, DITTO, in order to keep staff and parents up to date with new and emerging issues.

Alan has also recently taken part in The Big Education Debate where some of the UK’s top educators and specialists discuss the hot topics for today’s schools, including school technology, digital citizenship, safeguarding, implementing education technology, managing costs and more.

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