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SafetyTech 2021

unleashing the potential for a safer internet

24TH MARCH 2021 @ 3:30PM

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About the Event

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.

Join SafetyTech 2021

This event is supported by DCMS and DIT

Our Speakers

Clara Tsao, Civic technologist
Julie Cordua, CEO Thorn
Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for Culture
Rachel Franklin, Senior Vice President of Positive Play, EA
David Hall, Senior Director (Brand Development) LEGO
Professor Mary Aiken, Cyberpsychologist
Adam Hildreth, CEO Crisp
Weszt Hart, Head of Player Dynamics, Riot Games
Azmina Dhrodia, Senior Policy Manager, Gender and Data Rights, World Wide Web Foundation

Session Agenda

Opening Plenary


Unleashing the potential for a safer internet

Breakout Sessions


[Breakout 1] Resilience and wellness – investing in technology solutions to content moderation online

Safety technology can reduce burden and stress on content moderators by helping them to detect and act upon content and behaviour 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…

Closing Plenary

5:15 – 6PM

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…