We cannot change human behaviour to prevent bullies from bullying or predators from predating. However we can help improve the resilience of children such that they are better armed and able to deal with the largely unregulated internet.
The way that we do this is to educate and inform both parents and children on appropriate actions to take and behaviours to follow which will help mitigate the risks so often encountered online so that children are more resilient digital citizens.
The SafeToNet safeguarding software does this 'in the moment' and as risks appear.
The SafeToNet software was designed from the outset with privacy in mind. It uses artificial intelligence – AI - to automatically detect and filter risk.
As everything is handled without human intervention, the software – like humans – can sometimes get it wrong. Sadly it cannot be perfect however it works by getting to know your child over a period of time. We call this Machine Learning.
During the Machine Learning phase, the software will make some mistakes but bear with it – like most of us it improves with age!
As time passes the software will become more accurate and will better safeguard your child.
It's all too easy for a child, in the heat of the moment when the "red mist" descends or in the excitement of what's happening, to send a message that might be used against them or cause them harm. It's easy to be goaded into sending retaliatory messages, in the hope that the bullying will stop. It's all too easy for a private intimate message to be made public when a relationship goes wrong, to spite the other person.
The SafeToNet Intelligent Keyboard is there to help and act as a real-time safeguarding assistant to help educate your child to become a better digital citizen.
The SafeToNet keyboard suppresses all other keyboards running on your child’s device. It then analyses in real-time what they are typing and guides them in-the-moment if risks arise.
When the keyboard detects a risk it will change colour and send a friendly alert. It looks for signs of anxiety, stress, dark thoughts and bullying. This includes the bullied and the bully. The colour reflects the seriousness of the messages it has analysed using amber and red to guide on risk and purple if it senses your child might be having dark thoughts and need supportive guidance.
If your child wants to more detailed advice they can click on the advice notification and see our e-Safety cards that refects the risk the keyboard has detected. The cards provide tips on how to stay safer online and how to be a more resilient digital citizen. They also provide links to more detailed advice from SafeToNet's safeguarding experts.
SafeToNet's unique Safety Indicator is a dynamic measure of how safe your child is online. The more complete the circle the lower the risk. The Indicator is dynamic and likely to change many times in a day.
The Safety Indicator adjusts depending on many factors. These include: the risk level of messages being typed; how many are filtered over a given period of time (e.g. many filtered messages in quick succession can indicate signs of aggression etc.); the time of day messages are being written; anomalies to behaviour patterns that can suggest risk and many more.
The Safety Indicator is mirrored on both the parent's and child's devices. This helps a child to better understand how their risk changes during the day and so guides them to be safer digital citizens.
SafeToNet gauges your child's trend towards or away from risk, It indicates movement using powerful and informative insights graphs which can give a clue to issues that may be taking place in your child's offline and online worlds.
The risk direction indicators show your child‘s safety levels have been trending over the last 24 hours. This helps you better understand if your child is becoming more safety conscious.
When SafeToNet has discovered a new trend online, or an app which could be harmful to a child, a news notification is sent to the parent's device to make sure they are aware of the trend and know what to do next.
Concerned parents want to know where their children are, so that they are reassured their children are safe. Usually, children want their parents to know where they are too, but sometimes it's simply not cool to stop the fun to phone home to say where you are.
With a discrete press of a button, the child can send their location details to their parents, who will receive a map with a pin mark showing where their child is.