Paola joined Childnet in August 2016 as Administration and Despatch Assistant. She studied International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of Bologna where she developed an interest in international development and children’s rights. While she was a student, she was involved in informal education and cultural integration training in Croatia, Bulgaria and Turkey. After working in the Welfare and Public Education Administration in Italy, she moved to London and she joined the Sponsorships Communication team at Plan UK, a global children’s charity. At Childnet Paola is in charge of despatching online safety education resources and supporting the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme, as well as providing administrative support to the team more broadly.