In this workshop the presenters will reflect on their significant law enforcement experience of tackling online child sexual abuse and exploitation at both a practitioner level and as the lead officer responsible for a world leading national strategy to pursue offenders. They will show how they are using this experience, ground-breaking academic evidence, and expertise to develop innovative technology to protect children from abuse before it occurs. The presenters will outline a unique partnership between PIER and SafeToNet, two organizations that are at the forefront of the worldwide effort to tackle online harms and highlight several initiatives including the establishment of a youth advisory board to allow children to be at the heart of solutions designed to keep them safe, how the partnership is working with governments to further their preventative approaches and how they are working to support law enforcement and charities engaged in preventative strategies to stop individuals consuming CSAM.
Understand how UK Safety Tech is working in partnership with academia, government and law enforcement to develop innovative techniques and solutions to protect children online.
Visualize how similar partnerships could be formed in other countries such as the United States and begin to discuss potential for international partnerships with the presenters organizations.
Understand how the presenters have used their extensive previous law enforcement and government experience to combine effective preventative solutions with the existing law enforcement pursue approach.