Tech that builds safer, stronger online communities

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What is Safety Tech?

“Cybersecurity focuses on protecting data, information, networks and systems. Cyber safety, or safety tech, focuses on protecting what it is to be human online. It focuses on protecting people online.”  – Professor Mary Aiken, Cyberpsychologist

Safety Tech is technology that has been designed to facilitate safer online experiences, and to protect users from harmful content, contact or conduct. 

The Safety Tech Innovation Network

Providing the foundations for public, commercial and non-profit sectors to come together to create safer online experiences through tech. 

The Safety Tech Innovation Network aims to grow a global community of Safety Tech professionals, providing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and a genuine dialogue for overcoming challenges unique to the sector and influencing policy making.


Safety Tech Challenge: link sharing of Child Sexual Abuse Material

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), Home Office and GCHQ are investing over £350,000 in innovation projects that enhance UK capabilities in protecting children online. This is being delivered by Innovate UK via the UK Safety Tech challenge fund.