Jamaican born Emma Sharp Dalton-Brown has a BA in Philosophy (London School of Economics) and is also
a trained chef. Emma worked in London for five years as a freelance chef, wrote for BBC Good Food and
regularly appeared on a live television cooking show called Good Food Live. She then obtained her
Certificate in Journalism at the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, New York University. In 2004, she
returned to Jamaica and wrote extensively for the Jamaica Observer, the Daily Gleaner and Maco Caribbean
Emma has written two novels, the second of which is based on abuse against women. She is an avid
advocate for women and children and has given presentations to Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and Grade 13
students at Campion College. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak in Jamaica, Emma became a volunteer for the
mentorship programme RISE (Rotary Initiative for Students Empowerment) at Kingston Technical High
School, where she met with grade 9 classes each week, speaking about sexual consent.
Happenstance brought Emma to Cornerstone Jamaica in April 2020, when she wrote an article about us in
Maco Caribbean Living. Starting off in our Town Hall zoom meetings as a proverbial ‘fly on the wall’, she gave
sound advice and paired us with some key players in our quest to bring better connectivity to Jamaican
students. Little did we know, there was more to come.
Having already committed her own children to join an upcoming Cyber Safety camp, a seed in Emma’s brain
began to grow and blossom. In June 2020, Emma brought the idea of a cyber safety programme to our
attention. Less than four months later, she had been trained by CyberSafe Ireland and had begun writing our
cyber safety programme for Jamaican children, their parents and teachers. Emma is our CyberSafety Director
of “CyberSafe Yuhself!”, a name she coined herself, off the back of a Jamaican saying ‘Wise up yuhself!’
Resolute in giving children the tools to safely navigate their way around cyber space in a stronger and smarter
way, Emma remains a stalwart advocate for children.