Julie de Bailliencourt, Head of Product Policy, EMEA
Millions of Europeans come to TikTok every day to find entertainment, education, and fun. Our teams continually work to make TikTok a place where everyone can express themselves creatively. But we know that for self-expression to flourish, our community needs to feel safe.
Safety is the bedrock of our diverse, creative community, which is why our work in this space is never done. We are always reviewing our existing features and policies, and innovating to take bold new measures to prioritise safety. Today, we are pleased to share our latest initiative in this area as we launch TikTok's Safety Advisory Council for Europe.
The Council will bring together leaders from academia and civil society from all around Europe. Each member brings a different, fresh perspective on the challenges we face and members will provide subject matter expertise as they advise on our content moderation policies and practices. Not only will they support us in developing forward-looking policies that address the challenges we face today, they will also help us to identify emerging issues that affect TikTok and our community in the future.
We are humbled that these industry leaders in their respective fields are joining the Council and as the challenges that we face evolve, we will add additional members from more countries and different areas of expertise to support us in the future. We look forward to utilising their expertise as we continue on our journey to help make TikTok a place where joy and creativity can thrive.
The inaugural members of TikTok’s European Safety Advisory Council are:
- Alex Holmes, Deputy CEO of the UK non-profit The Diana Award and founder of peer to peer support programme Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. Alex brings expertise in working with young people on issues such as discrimination, bullying, digital access and confidence.
- Ethel Quayle, Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh and Director of COPINE. Ethel is a clinical psychologist who specialises in working with sex offenders and their victims and researches technology-mediated crimes against children.
- Ian Power, CEO of the Irish not-for-profit, Community Creations, behind the award-winning young people wellbeing and mental health initiatives: SpunOut.ie and '50808'.
- Judy Korn, CEO of the German organisation Violence Prevention Network, a network of more than 100 experts in deradicalisation and rehabilitation of people under the influence of violent extremist ideologies.
- Justine Atlan, CEO of e-Enfance, the French NGO for young people's safety online. A lawyer by training, Justine now specialises in digital parenting and representing the interests of young people to national and European institutions, digital companies and the media.
- Kristine Evertz, manager at the Dutch non-profit Blijf Groep. Kristine specialises in working with victims of domestic violence and child abuse, ensuring their online safety and helping families rebuild their lives.
- Robin Sclafani, Director at CEJI, A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe. CEJI works to fight discrimination in all its forms, principally through anti-bias education and training programmes, as well as hate crime monitoring, response and prevention.
- Satu Raappana, Executive Director, Mental Collective, MIELI Mental Health Finland. Satu is an expert in the application of new technologies in tackling mental health issues in digital society.
- Seyi Akiwowo, founder and CEO of a newly formed charity, Glitch. Glitch’s mission is to awaken a generation of digital citizens equipped to create and demand for safe online spaces for all.