About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is the advancement of the protection of the public, particularly children and young people, from harm arising from contact with unsuitable material on the Internet or similar media, promoting the welfare of those affected by it, promoting education and awareness of e-safety and online social issues and carrying out or funding research by ourselves or third parties into such issues, the useful results of which will be disseminated for the public benefit.

 

The SafeToNet Foundation is registered as a charity with the Charities Commission, reg no 1179486.

Our Funding

The SafeToNet Foundation receives funding from SafeToNet Ltd based on a percentage to SafeToNet’s revenues. SafeToNet Ltd is focussed on the safeguarding of children in the online world, using intelligent tools on mobile devices. However, we are not exclusively funded by SafeToNet and welcome discussions with other organisations or high net worth individuals who have a passion for the safeguarding of young people.

SafeToNet Foundation is focussed on the safeguarding of children in the real world and works with experts in this field to achieve its Objects.

Our Trustees
Sharon Pursey

Sharon is one of the founders of SafeToNet Ltd and The SafeToNet Foundation. Sharon is an entrepreneur having started and run her own business for 13 years. Her background is in the travel industry where she sold complex IT solutions to enterprise customers. Sharon recently won the Women in Business – Rising Star award and has been shortlisted for the Woman in IT Awards – Woman of the Year.

Victoria Saer

Tor is a mother of three and keen Instagram user who runs her own soft furnishings business in Oxfordshire. Previously she worked as a magazine editor for a contract publishing company in London, helping businesses connect with their customers in the most effective way. She believes that making connections across all industries is key to success.

Ted Hailey

Ted is one of the founders of SafeToNet Ltd. Prior to this, Ted spent 11 years as CFO of Fibernet Group plc a telecommunications company which operated in the UK and Europe. Ted joined Fibernet when it was a private company in 1990, helping it list on AIM six years later and secure a main market listing in 1998, where it became a constituent member of the FTSE 250 index shortly afterwards. Since leaving Fibernet ted has worked as CFO for several companies and startups.

Neil Fairbrother

Neil is an award-winning marketer from the TMT sector. He was recognised by the Sunday Observer as one of the most innovative marketers in the UK and has held senior roles at Vodafone, NEOS networks, SSE Enterprise Telecom and Motorola where as the Global Product Marketing Manager he created a $30 million revenue stream for VOIP product portfolio and apps. Neil is ITIL-certified, is technically aware, entrepreneurial, and a motivational team player.

Our Beneficiaries

As a funding organisation, our Beneficiaries are other charities working to safeguard children from cyber-bullying, sexting, online grooming and harmful content on websites and in social media and also dealing with the consequences of these pernicious activities.

Areas in which we and the charities we support work include:

We promote, sustain and increase individual and collective knowledge and understanding of the study, skills and expertise of safeguarding of children, particularly of their online experience.

We fund and commission research and add to the collective knowledge and understanding of safeguarding of children.

We help develop tools for the development of individual capabilities, competences, skills and understanding for child safeguarding.

We will work with other research organisations and think tanks by way of providing grants with impact Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to provide original and new research on the topic of child safeguarding, especially in the online environment.

We work with other charities in the safeguarding space by way of providing grants with impact KPIs.

We work with other charities that promote activities that have a proven beneficial effect on health, especially in the context of children’s online experience, by way of providing grants with impact KPIs to fund their projects.

We work with and fund by way of grants with impact KPIs, charities that are concerned with the promotion of human rights especially as they relate to children’s online experience, at home or abroad. For example, relieving victims of human rights abuse, raising awareness of human rights issue, and securing the enforcement of human rights law, all in the context of young people’s online experience.

We work with and fund by way of grants with impact KPIs, charities promoting equality and diversity by the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex or sexual orientation, especially in the context of children’s online environment.

We will work with charities and fund by way of grants with impact KPIs those that are that are concerned with the care, upbringing or establishment in life of children or young people, particularly where they have been affected by online abuse, cyberbullying, sextortion, extortion.

We will work with charities and fund by way of grants with impact KPIs those that are concerned with the relief of the effects of online abuse, cyberbullying, sextortion, extortion, such as those providing specialist advice, equipment or accommodation, drop-in centres, etc.

We will work with and fund by way of grants with impact KPIs charities that are concerned with the promotion of mental or moral improvement, especially in the context of children’s online environment.

We will work with charities and fund by way of grants with impact KPIs those that are concerned with the promotion of ethical standards of conduct and compliance with the law in the public and private sectors, especially in the context of children’s online environment.

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