The Trust & Safety Teaching Consortium | Teaching Trust and Safety

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Jan 1, 2024 02:56 PM
The Trust & Safety Teaching Consortium is a coalition of academic, industry and non-profit experts in online trust and safety problems. Our goal is to create content that can be used to teach a variety of audiences about trust and safety issues in a wide variety of formats.
We are sharing a 13-module reading list and associated slide decks, recorded lectures, and exercises. We created these materials in 2023. We encourage instructors to review the resources to ensure they are up to date at the time of use. Note: The slide decks frequently reference readings from the reading list.
The teaching content we created covers sensitive topics, and instructors should carefully review materials before assigning them. Instructors should consider what content warnings they want to apply and what content might not be appropriate for their audience. Many Consortium members tell students what sensitive topics will be covered and when, and they give students the option to skip sensitive classes (or walk out in the middle of class) and skip associated readings without penalty.
If you are interested in helping to create teaching content, email to join the Consortium.
We encourage you to use this content for your class; please just email to let us know how you are using the resources so we can track our impact.

Reading List

Slide Decks and Exercises

    • Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation (Google Slides) (Exercises)
    • Caroline Humer (International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children); Leslie Taylor (Genpact)
    • Authentication, Identity, and Platform Manipulation (Google Slides) (Exercises)
    • Lee Foster (Alperovitch Institute for Cybersecurity Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies); Tabea Wilke (Twincler); Charu Pokhriyal (Teleperformance); Kashyap Puranik

Teaching Consortium Members Teaching Online Safety in the 2023-2024 Academic Year

  • Kevin Aslett, University of Central Florida
    • Politics of Online Security
  • Olga Belogolova, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
    • Influence Operations in the Digital Age
  • Lee Foster, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
    • Threat Intelligence for Information Operations
  • Camille François, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
    • Introduction to Trust & Safety
  • Justin Francese, University of Oregon
    • Communication Law J385
  • Beth Goldberg, Yale University
    • Misinformation in the Age of AI
  • Inbal Goldberger, ActiveFence
    • NYU - ActiveFence Trust & Safety Academy
  • Shelby Grossman, Stanford Internet Observatory
    • Trust and Safety Engineering
  • Jeff Hancock, Stanford Internet Observatory
    • Trust and Safety Engineering
  • Laura McLester, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Digital Safety
  • Lisa Schirch, University of Notre Dame
    • Peacetech and Digital Peacebuilding
  • Joseph Seering, KAIST
    • Trust and Safety Engineering and Practice
  • Sarah Shirazyan, Stanford Law School
    • Confronting Misinformation Online: Law and Policy
  • Alex Stamos, Stanford Internet Observatory
    • Trust and Safety Engineering

Example Course Descriptions

  • Alex Stamos, Jeff Hancock, Shelby Grossman: Trust and Safety Engineering, course description

External Teaching Resources