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South West Grid for Learning launches digital platform for online safety at work

Archit Chopra
Authored by Archit Chopra
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 12:43

An Exeter-based online safety charity has launched 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.

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) unveiled its Edtesa platform, which is designed to keep employees safe online while working. The two tools being launched with Edtesa are Dashupan anonymous communication system that allows staff to send SMS messages and online forms to management, meaning employees can highlight concerns or incidents without worry; and Tagflag, an online reputation-monitoring tool that keeps track of online mentions and analyses digital reputation. 

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.

Ian Daniells, CEO of SWGfL, said: “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we looked at the business world as it is today, we found that many of the tools and practices available were either outdated or out of reach for many organisations.”

“That’s why we created Edtesa. All organisations, whatever their size, will have access to the most up-to-date tools and services to keep their communities safe, allowing them to adapt and develop in the age of technology."


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