Tech that builds safer, stronger online communities
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.
CameraForensics, VistalWorks, and the Centre for Factories of the Future have been successful in their bids to participate in the second Safety Tech Challenge Fund which is focusing on tackling the sharing of links to child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
Government publishes 2023 UK sectoral analysis & announces winners of the Safety Tech Challenge Fund
The government has published its 2023 UK sectoral analysis, which shows rapid expansion in the past year, and announces the successful participants of the Safety Tech Challenge Fund.
The online safety tech sector continued to grow substantially in the UK and across the globe in 2022. We wanted to take this opportunity to recap some of the key highlights.