Today, leading online safety charity, SWGfL, unveils Edtesa, an online platform offering UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.
Following years of careful research, the two tools being launched with Edtesa are:
- Dashup: an anonymous communication system that allows staff to send SMS messages and online forms to management. If a member of staff has a concern or wishes to highlight an incident, they can report it without worry.
- Tagflag: an online reputation-monitoring tool that keeps track of online mentions and analyses digital reputation. Tagflag gathers mentions and provides a detailed breakdown of sentiment and influence so businesses can assess whether they are having a positive or negative impact online.
These tools draw on a wealth of online safety knowledge and expertise. Edtesa’s team of experts advise both the UK and international governments on online safety policy and practice, as well as act on behalf of the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the specialised agency for ICT. Beyond this, they also sit on the global trusts and safety councils of a number of major tech platforms.
Edtesa’s parent charity, SWGfL, has a 20-year track record of providing tools, training and guidance to schools and educational bodies. This expertise has been instrumental in creating Edtesa’s suite of tools for employers.
Commenting on the announcement, Ian Daniells, CEO of SWGfL, says, “Employers are increasingly becoming concerned about their staff’s wellbeing, and want to do everything in their power to foster a safe, positive work environment. One aspect often neglected is online safety, and continuous monitoring of an organisation’s digital footprint is necessary. Our team has over 20 years of experience supporting schools and lawmakers, to ensure children and young people can stay safe online. However, when we looked at the business world as it is today, we found that many of the tools and practices available were either outdated or out of reach for many organisations.”
Edtesa’s tools are available here.
Edtesa is a wholly owned subsidiary of the online safety charity SWGfL and all profits will be reinvested back in SWGfL, a charity dedicated to the online safety of children and young people.