See what the Alliance is doing on: Safety by design

Library article
20 July 2021
Pathways: How digital design puts children at risk

Publisher: 5Rights Foundation (Report)

Bad actors and bad content online command our attention. While they should and must be addressed, there is another aspect of the online world that gets limited attention: design. The…

Blog post
12 July 2021
A global race to stop and prevent abuse online

Publisher: eSafety Commissioner (Blog)

60ec5f77aece3 bpthumb Julie Inman Grant, Australian eSafety Commissioner

Australia’s eSafety Commission Julie Inman Grant explains the additional powers given to her office in this new legislation and how they have worked with industry to develop Safety by Design

Framework capability
16 June 2021
Innovative solution development

The development of innovative technological solutions that enhance existing approaches to preventing and tackling online CSEA or enable the development of new approaches.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Restriction of children’s exposure to illicit and harmful content online

Systemic restrictions and education to prevent child access to illicit and harmful content online.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Digital culture development

Increased public/citizen understanding of their rights and accountability of governments and companies of how they are upholding their responsibility and duty of care to children.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Voluntary principles for child safety, including safety by design

Wide and consistent adherence within the technology sector of principles, and subsequent action, for child safety.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Technology-led risk and safety assessment

Risk and safety assessment across platforms and upstream / downstream providers, in terms of both the risk to children but also for offender management.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Innovative solutions

The use of technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, to prevent, detect, block, report and remove illegal and exploitative material, live streaming and grooming.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Victim identity protection

Children merit specific protection with regard to their personal data, as they may be less aware of the risks, consequences and safeguards concerned and their rights in relation to the…

Library article
12 May 2021
Outcomes briefing – technology, privacy and rights roundtable

Publisher: ECPAT International, WeProtect Global Alliance (Briefing)

This outcomes briefing records the outcomes from the roundtable meeting: issue context, key challenges, potential solutions and mapping the way forward.

Library article
3 February 2021
Guide for tech companies considering supporting the “Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse”

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Tool)

Six industry members of the Alliance (Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Roblox, Snap and Twitter) have produced this ‘by tech, for tech’ guide to operationalising the Voluntary Principles’.

Library article
20 January 2021
Safety by Design can build investor and customer trust

Publisher: eSafety Commissioner (Tool)

The investment and venture capital community can play a pivotal role in helping to ensure that early-stage technology companies put safety and ethical considerations at the heart of their design processes.

Library article
6 November 2020
End Violence and UNICEF Innovation Fund invest in tech start-ups to protect kids

Publisher: Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (Media)

End Violence has teamed up with the UNICEF Innovation Fund and Giga to make up to $100,000 equity-free investments in early stage, for-profit start-ups working to make the internet safer…

Library article
5 March 2020
Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Publisher: Five-Country Ministerial (Tool)

On 5 March 2020 a set of Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse was launched in Washington DC.  These principles were developed by the Five Country…

Library article
11 January 2017
PhotoDNA

Publisher: Microsoft (Tool)

In 2009, Microsoft partnered with Dartmouth College to develop PhotoDNA, a technology that aids in finding and removing known images of child exploitation.