Safety Tech 2021: Unleashing the Potential for a Safer Internet


One in five people have stopped engaging with a website or online community because of harassment or abuse. Online platforms are being scrutinised more than ever before for being associated with harmful content. Failing to protect users from harmful content is unacceptable, and also increases the risk of negative brand association and legal liability. But while many companies are trying to put measures in place to safeguard their online communities, the resulting impact is that human moderators are becoming overwhelmed by the emotional and psychological toll of dealing with the internet’s dark underbelly.

But there is hope. A new sector of dynamic, socially conscious companies is emerging. They are combining cutting-edge technology with social insights to create products and services that help companies protect their moderators and audiences. This sector is online safety tech.

During this conference – the world’s first dedicated to safety tech – our globally-recognised keynote speakers and panellists will share:

– How safety tech is helping the world’s biggest brands and platforms protect online audiences and employees;
– How companies can best respond to the global movement towards regulation of online platforms hosting user-generated content;
– How safety tech can deliver increasing brand value for business;
– How to incorporate online community safety into your organization’s operational framework.

Showcase booths for major organisations and networks associated with online safety technology will be available to drop in on throughout the event.

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Unleashing the potential for a safer internet

The opening plenary will showcase how technology can be used to create value for brands and safer online experiences for users, by helping companies detect…

[Breakout 1] Resilience and wellness – solutions to moderate content online

Safety technology can reduce the burden and stress on content moderators by helping them to detect and act upon content and behavior that is toxic…

[Breakout 2] User safety and your enterprise architecture

This panel, aimed at Chief Technical Officers and the IT operations community, will help companies navigate the threat landscape and understand how safety technologies can…

[Breakout 3] Brand protection through user safety

Trust and safety issues are playing an ever more important role in company considerations of their online brands. In this session, delegates will learn how…

[Breakout 4] Regulatory compliance – what you need to know

Governments across the globe are introducing increasing protections for citizens online. In this session, our expert panellists will review the current regulatory landscape around online…

[Breakout 5] Safety by Design

Design decisions made by product teams can impact on the safety and well-being of online communities and/or people using their products. This session will discuss…

Together towards a safer future

In our closing plenary, our globally-renowned panel will explore the changing online harms landscape and emerging threats, how technology can play a role in helping…

Exhibitors you should meet

  • Online Safety Tech Industry Association
    Online Safety Tech Industry Association The Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA) is the UK’s first association to unite innovative companies that operate in the field of online safety. OSTIA aims to inform policy makers, technology providers and the public about online safety ...
  • Oasis Consortium: Think Tank for Brand & User Safety
    Oasis Consortium: Think Tank for Brand & User Safety The OASIS Consortium creates actionable, industry-wide brand & user safety standards that help rebuild trust in the Internet.   We convene a think tank of industry stakeholders with diverse perspectives, including ...
  • Tech Against Terrorism
    Tech Against Terrorism We advise and provide practical support for tech companies on how to improve their response to terrorist use of their services.   We are currently developing the Terrorist Content Analytics Platform (TCAP) – check it out: ...
  • Age Verification Providers Association
    Age Verification Providers Association The Age Verification Providers Association is the global trade body for the providers of privacy-protecting, standards-based age assurance technology. Our members offer leading-edge technology to apply both age verification and age ...


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