Safer London teams up with British cyber-safety company to stop online child exploitation

London – (10 November 2017) – SafeToNet, an award-winning British technology company, has partnered with charity Safer London to help safeguard young Londoners online from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime, and to further its mission of safeguarding millions of families worldwide using technology.

SafeToNet has built technology that prevents children from sending and receiving harmful content on their smartphone, in real-time, before it is seen and before the damage is done. Over the next year, Safer London and SafeToNet will share ideas, information and best practice, helping both organisations to improve how they keep children and young people safe, both on- and off-line.

Safer London has helped more than 48,000 Londoners stay safe, move away from gangs and crime, and engage in employment, education or training. Safer London works directly with vulnerable young people and frequently provides its expertise on safeguarding children and vulnerable young people using social media to other professionals. It was originally set up with a grant from the Metropolitan Police Authority, and has HRH Charles, Prince of Wales on board as its Patron.

Sharon Pursey, co-founder of SafeToNet, said “Safer London does so much valuable work in supporting, advising, guiding and reassuring young Londoners at risk. We want to offer a tangible solution that will help with this complex social issue, and working with organisations like Safer London brings us another step closer; this is where we can really make a difference.”

Sarah Castro, Director of Development and External Affairs at Safer London, said “We believe every young person should have the opportunity to live free from gang violence, crime, vulnerability and sexual exploitation, and we work tirelessly to try and make this happen. Having a partnership with SafeToNet makes a huge difference.”
To find out more about SafeToNet and its products, visit or follow SafeToNet on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


About Safer London

Safer London is the leading London charity working to prevent and address gang violence, vulnerability and exploitation among young people since 2005. To date, we have helped 48,000 young people escape violence, exploitation and crime and turn their lives around. We work in partnership & across sectors to deliver positive & lasting change for young people in London.

Our work is geared to help young people who are affected by violence & exploitation in London to make better decisions, create a better life away from crime & harm. To do this we:

  • Empower young girls
  • support families 
  • help young people escape from gangs   
  • provide mentoring & skills development 
  • run intensive young men’s services 
  • educate young people in schools 
  • train frontline professionals
  • help to relocate people at risk  

To find out more, visit or follow Safer London on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


About SafeToNet

SafeToNet is an award-winning, British technology company that is leading the way in safeguarding children online and protecting families. Its pioneering software uses machine-learning algorithms to combat cyberbullying, sextortion, trolling, grooming and other predatory risks.

The software prioritises children’s privacy, and parents do not see the content being sent and received – they are just notified that content has been blocked. SafeToNet users can also access additional support through SafeToTalk, which provides parents with a digital video platform to ask questions and receive advice about issues related to their children’s online presence.

SafeToNet is a proud sponsor of Anti-Bullying Week in 2017. It also spends over 10% of its revenue on supporting e-safety causes.

To find out more, visit or follow SafeToNet on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.