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.
The Safety Tech Innovation Network is the national innovation network dedicated to the promotion, collaboration and the industrial application of online safety technologies in the UK.
On 22 September 2020, we held what was perhaps the first ever event dedicated to people working in or around safety tech – the Safety Tech Unconference. In this blog we wanted to share key threads that ran through our conversations, and next steps.
Stronger communities and increased engagement: how your business could benefit from investing in safety tech
Users are increasingly being turned off by online toxicity. This brings costs to business, as well as to society. In this article we look at the return on investment in online safety, and how enabling safer online communities could boost business revenues by up to 30%.