One of TSPA’s newest Working Groups, the Safe and Secure by Design – Moving Upstream to Prevent Harms Working Group, is seeking members! This working group is led by Jen Weedon, and we are also looking for a co-lead.
The aims of this group are as follows:
- To provide an interdisciplinary space to share learnings and recommendations across trust & safety and its adjacent functions regarding prevention-focused work, primarily through the lens of practitioners;
- To convene perspectives across functions, product types, industries, trust & safety areas, and differing company maturities to distill relevant themes across these areas;
- To create two deliverables to add further definition to the practice and share knowledge via a workshop or panel at TrustCon (format tbd) and a curriculum chapter for the T&S Curriculum.
Due to the nature of this group, applications are encouraged from individuals who represent varying perspectives in terms of function (for example, Policy, Engineering, UX, Intelligence, Product, Operations, Security, etc.), industry type (e.g., social media, gaming, dating, fintech), and size/maturity/geographic location(s) of team and org. We aim to have representation from those focused on harm prevention through areas such as traditional safety issues (child safety, counter extremism, NCII), to security, civic discourse, and other online harms (harassment, doxing, etc.).
As a member of this group, you’ll benefit from:
- Meeting and working with other T&S professionals;
- Learning more about topics related to T&S and particularly around prevention, design, and effective partnerships in ensuring harm reduction;
- Potentially participating in a TrustCon workshop or presentation related to this group’s goals and deliverables;
- Potentially authoring or contributing to a publication on this topic;
- Receiving public acknowledgement for your participation.
- Commit to attending biweekly scheduled meetings.
- Commit to actively participating in group discussions and assignments;
- Commit to potentially authoring and/or contributing to portions of a chapter about safety and security by design for the T&S curriculum;
- Commit to potentially shaping and/or participating in a TrustCon workshop or presentation.