The Government has today (17 November) announced the five projects that have been selected as the winners of the 2021 Safety Tech Challenge Fund. The selected projects will improve the response to child sexual exploitation and abuse online combining innovative approaches developed by safety tech companies, academics and third sector organisations.
Hear about the exciting developments of the Safety Tech Sector through our latest articles, reports, case studies and spotlights.
In the kickoff event of the Safety Tech Innovation Network “101” series, attendees heard from experts from Tech Against Terrorism on how websites and platforms can take simple steps to protect themselves from terrorist content.
A collection of the Safety Tech Innovation Network’s recommended podcasts informing listeners on different aspects of the technology sector.
Network hosted a sector-focused session in partnership with Crisp and the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) at Leeds Digital Festival 2021.
“When we set up the Safety Tech Innovation Network a year ago, we hoped we’d find an audience. We weren’t quite prepared for what happened next.” Ryan Jackson looks back on an amazing year for Safety Tech.
An introduction to practical ways in which online businesses can use tech to guard their platforms from child sexual abuse material.
Government launches Safety Tech Challenge Fund to tackle online child abuse in end-to-end encrypted services
The Safety Tech Challenge Fund will bring together global experts with funding of up to £85,000 each, to demonstrate how end-to-end encryption can be implemented without opening the door to greater levels of child sexual abuse.
Three new cross-sector expert groups have been established to lead the UK safety tech sector’s response to the challenges identified in recent DCMS skills and capabilities research.
In March 2021, the safety tech industry convened for the world’s first expo dedicated to the sector and discussed how the industry can achieve its mission of creating a safer internet for all.
A new report from DCMS, The UK Safety Tech Sector: 2021 Analysis identifies the safety tech sector as one of the fastest growing parts of the UK’s tech industry, with a 40% increase in revenues in the past year, reaching £314 million.
Through legislation, awareness raising by media and NGOs, and a great working relationship with the UK, the German safety tech sector has established itself as a key player in the global rise of safety tech.
Thank you for joining the world’s first safety tech expo, Safety Tech 2021: Unleashing the Potential for a Safer Internet. Listed within this article is information to help you stay connected with the community, so that you can work towards delivering safer online experiences for users.
In the lead-up to Safety Tech 2021: Unleashing the Potential for a Safer Internet, the organisers discuss their plans and visions for the expo.
Sam Brown of Consequential discussed the agile business practice, Consequence Scanning, as an innovative tool that provides opportunities within product development to mitigate or address potential harms and disasters before they happen.
Earlier this month, DCMS launched the Online Safety Data Initiative – a 15 month project designed to test methodologies to facilitate better access to higher quality data to support the development of technology to identify and remove harmful and illegal content from the internet.
As digital consumption continues to boom, safety tech considerations are fast becoming vital and central components of innovation in technology. But what could the future look like?
Expert panellists shed light on the online community management sector and discussed how to create a peer support network and provide access to the tools needed in the field, at our latest event.
DCMS has awarded a consortium of suppliers, led by Faculty, PUBLIC and the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA), to deliver the Online Safety Data Initiative. This initiative will work to improve the accuracy of online safety technologies by removing existing barriers around the sharing of online harms data and improving the quality of data accessed.
The BBC’s Jon Howard discussed the research and development that went into creating their app to help children navigate the online world.
Our expert panel debate how we might deliver safer user experiences through better understanding the end-to-end experience of vulnerable user groups.
Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden visits the offices of UK safety tech company SafeToNet to publicise new measures.
Turing Institute, FutureGov and SafeToNet inspire attendees and provide practical advice in the first themed event held by the Safety Tech Innovation Network.
An international panel of experts put safety tech firmly on the agenda at the UN Internet Governance Forum on 5 November 2020, in an Open Forum dedicated to exploring the international potential of this exciting new tech sector.
Lightning talks and a bid clarification event were held on 10/11 November.