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PurposeOrganizationTool/project (Click to open) ๐Ÿ‘†Country of OriginTarget group/intended userCrime PhaseWebsiteDescription
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
Potential perpetrators
An automated device that detects potential offenders and refers them to support (e.g. self-help programmes) through the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) platforms
IWF has a project to develop chatbot technology to engage with individuals searching for CSAM, encouraging them to seek help to change. IWFโ€™s chatbot will be deployed in a targeted manner on platforms known by IWF to be used by individuals seeking or at risk of accessing CSAM and engage with them in order to signpost to LFF resources.
Thorn
Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) platforms
Thorn runs the countryโ€™s most extensive online deterrence program, communicating directly with people searching for CSAM, disrupting their sense of anonymity and encouraging them to seek help. By suggesting help resources, we aim to change behavior and increase accountability. We are constantly testing messaging, identifying the best tactics to reach and persuade specific sub-groups, and capturing aggregate data to inform future research.
Aiba AI
Social mediaChildren
Amanda is a proactive safety platform designed to protect children in social environments by detecting grooming and making accurate profiling of age and gender. Amanda uses key stroke dynamics and metadata from chats to determine the gender and age group of users. By analyzing writing style, Amanda can identify if users are who they claim to be. Amanda also analyzes messages using methods such as stylometry, behavioral patterns, text, and image to continuously assess the risk of the conversation. This analysis results in a continuous risk score that enables real-time prioritization of potentially dangerous conversations.
Population Foundation of India
Children
Equipping adolescents with tools, information, and resources to identify and report online CSEA in India, using an artificially intelligent chatbot.
SafeToNet
Children
SafeToNet is pioneering technology that educates children โ€œin-the-momentโ€ as they use their device. It is a safeguarding assistant that helps them become responsible and safe digital citizens. Its power lies in a smart keyboard that detects risks in real-time. It steers children away from trouble by filtering harmful outgoing messages before they can be sent and any damage can be done. SafeToNet helps prevent sexting, bullying, abuse and aggression.
Swansea University
Law enforcement
Tools based on integrating AI/Linguistics that enable law enforcement to spot online grooming content in real-time. The project will impart specialist knowledge through a learning portal and chatbot to strengthen professionalsโ€™ abilities to shield children from online grooming.
Freedom Signal
Law enforcement
Freedom Signal is an online platform to help advocates develop ongoing relationships with through texting. We enable direct service organizations to send targeted text-based outreach to potential victims identified through web scraping. When a potential victim replies, it enables advocates to build trust with vulnerable populations in acute crisis. Freedom Signalโ€™s outreach technology was designed by software engineers and survivors of online sex trafficking to address the specific needs of this population, while ensuring a safe, direct channel of communication.

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