In this article for the Safety Tech Innovation Network, Jamie Douglas from Ipsos UK highlights key findings from their new publication, ‘Trust, Safety and the Digital Economy’.
Hear about the exciting developments of the Safety Tech Sector through our latest articles, reports, case studies and spotlights.
A report commissioned by DCMS and conducted by Ipsos, Perspective Economics, and Careful Industries on the fast-growing trust and safety profession and its role in the digital economy.
In our final Safety Tech 101 event of the series, Ryan Jackson, (Manager, Safety Tech Innovation Network) caught up with Ant Cousins (CEO, Factmata) about how technology can identify and flag online content that includes false, misleading or harmful narratives.
In the fourth of our Safety Tech 101 series, Sofia Hicks, (Safety Tech Policy Lead, DCMS) spoke to Tracy Chou (CEO, BlockParty) about how technology can empower users to help reduce online harms for themselves and take control of their personal online experiences.
In the third of our Safety Tech 101 series, Sofia Hicks (Safety Tech Policy Lead, DCMS) caught up with Henry Platten (CEO, GoBubble) who provided a comprehensive explanation of the technologies used at platform level to support human moderators detect toxic content and behaviour online.
In our first spotlight interview, we speak with Tiffany Xingyu Wang from Oasis Consortium, who discusses the concept of digital sustainability, data dignity and the newly published User Safety Standards.
In the first project showcase, which took place on 3 February 2022, the five suppliers chosen to take part in the fund presented updates on work in progress to an audience that included Chris Philp, DCMS Minister for Technology and the Digital Economy.
The Safety Tech Innovation Network welcomed speakers from the Age Verification Providers Association and Yoti to discuss all aspects of age assurance – from policy to methods, and why we need to create a level playing field for people doing age checks.
The Safety Tech Innovation Network spoke with the winners of the U.S-Paris Tech Challenge to hear more about their innovative projects that combat disinformation and propaganda.
UK Export Minister Mike Freer, former head of National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Ciaran Martin and psychologist Professor Mary Aiken were among those highlighting the potential of the UK and global Safety Tech sector at a launch event for the UK Safety Tech Providers Directory.
The EU Commission has announced details of a ground-breaking new scheme to combat child sexual abuse, and is calling for project proposals with up to 16 million EUR available.
Graham Francis and Sofia Hicks from the DCMS Safety Tech team reflect on the core values of Safety Tech, and areas to watch out for during 2022.
The Safety Tech Innovation Network, Consequential and Considered Capital are running a pilot Safety Tech Academy to support early stage businesses grow.
The Safety Tech Innovation Network is hosting a series of webinars focused on finding funding opportunities for Safety Tech businesses.
The G7 Safety Tech Summit, which took place on 16 November 2021, saw more than 50 global voices from government, academia, non-profit and tech sectors come together to discuss the potential for Safety Tech to enable safer online environments for all.
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.
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.
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.