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May 26, 2020

In this safeguarding podcast we discuss with Director of Perspective Economics Sam Donaldson, the DCMS sponsored inaugural report on the UK SafetyTech industry. Forwarded by Caroline Dinenage, the Minister of State for Digital and Culture, the report defines SafetyTech and explores its aims and ambitions, its funding,...


May 23, 2020

In this safeguarding podcast we discuss with Simone Vibert, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Analyst, the unique powers of the Children's Commissioner's Office, what they are and what they aren't, the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on child online safety, the mental health services chasm, whether there's a fundamental...


May 9, 2020

In this safeguarding podcast we discuss with Iain Thomas Deputy Head of The Foundry College PRU, the devastating effect smart phones can have on children, how they are ensnared into County Lines and the impact this has on the child's education, attainment and on the College. We also discuss the impact of COVID-19 and...


Apr 25, 2020

In this safeguarding podcast we discuss with Rick Lane, formerly “the point person for cleaning up MySpace”, the legal issues around Section 230 and why social media platforms are fighting any change to the status quo which provides them with immunity from liability from what's on their platforms and we reach a...


Apr 11, 2020

In this safeguarding podcast we discuss the prevalence of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) in the corporate IT environment, it's scale and impact. We discover that IT teams typically don't have the specialist systems in place to find this illegal content, and that processes and procedures are inadvertently designed to...