23rd Feb 18 Austin Clark
Cyber-safety company partners with charity to stop online child exploitation
Safer London and SafeToNet will share ideas, information and best practice, helping both organisations to improve how they keep children and young people safe
British tech company SafeToNet has partnered with charity Safer London to help safeguard young Londoners online from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime, and to further its mission of safeguarding millions of families worldwide using technology.
SafeToNet has built technology that prevents children from sending and receiving harmful content on their smartphone, in real-time, before it is seen and before the damage is done. Over the next year, Safer London and SafeToNet will share ideas, information and best practice, helping both organisations to improve how they keep children and young people safe, both online and off.
Safer London has helped more than 48,000 Londoners stay safe, move away from gangs and crime, and engage in employment, education or training. Safer London works directly with vulnerable young people and frequently provides its expertise on safeguarding children and vulnerable young people using social media to other professionals. It was originally set up with a grant from the Metropolitan Police Authority and has HRH Charles, Prince of Wales on board as its Patron.
Sharon Pursey, co-founder of SafeToNet, said: “Safer London does so much valuable work in supporting, advising, guiding and reassuring young Londoners at risk. We want to offer a tangible solution that will help with this complex social issue, and working with organisations like Safer London brings us another step closer; this is where we can really make a difference.”
Sarah Castro, Director of Development and External Affairs at Safer London, added: “We believe every young person should have the opportunity to live free from gang violence, crime, vulnerability and sexual exploitation, and we work tirelessly to try and make this happen. Having a partnership with SafeToNet makes a huge difference.”