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The Gaming Safety Coalition: A United Front for Enhanced Safety and Well-being in the Gaming Community

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The Gaming Safety Coalition: A United Front for Enhanced Safety and Well-being in the Gaming Community

Modulate, Keywords Studios, ActiveFence, and Take This Come Together to Provide Trust & Safety Best Practices, Tools, and Research for Game Studios

[Multiplayer Games Everywhere, March 12, 2024] – In an unprecedented move to bolster the safety and integrity of online gaming communities, the formation of the Gaming Safety Coalition has been officially announced today. This new coalition represents a strategic alliance among leading gaming Trust & Safety entities dedicated to creating more robust, safer, and more resilient gaming environments. The coalition embodies its partners’ shared commitment to improving player and moderator well-being within gaming communities.

The Gaming Safety Coalition brings together the distinct expertise of Keywords Studios, Modulate, ActiveFence, and Take This, each contributing specialized knowledge and resources to the collective effort:

  • Keywords Studios is renowned for its expert, superhero moderation teams that play a critical role in maintaining positive and healthy gaming environments by prioritizing players and content moderator well-being and resilience.
  • Modulate offers prosocial voice intelligence technology, including the ToxMod proactive voice moderation platform that ensures respectful and inclusive interactions among players. 
  • ActiveFence contributes its cutting-edge Trust and Safety suite which combines its content moderation platform, threat intelligence, and automated AI-driven moderation for both text and visual content, to effectively address in-game toxicity, ensuring a safe gaming experience for players.
  • Take This, a non-profit organization, leverages its research, training, and community support capabilities to address mental health across the entire life cycle of games, including support for  players and moderation teams.

“The launch of The Gaming Safety Coalition marks a pivotal moment in our ongoing efforts to safeguard the gaming community,” stated Noam Schwartz, Co-Founder and CEO of ActiveFence. “By combining our strengths and expertise, we aim to set new standards for safety and well-being across the gaming industry, ensuring a more inclusive and respectful environment for all.”

“The Gaming Safety Coalition is a game-changer that joins together organizations determined to improve safety in gaming communities,” said Sharon Fisher, Global Head of Trust & Safety at Keywords Studios. “By uniting forces in both AI and human intelligence (HI), this coalition is all about giving players and superhero moderators the support they deserve to remain safe from online harm. It’s a big move in the much-needed ‘responsible moderation’ evolution in the gaming world.” 

“The coalition’s formation signals a significant advancement in the collaborative efforts to address the challenges facing online gaming communities,” said Mike Pappas, co-founder and CEO of Modulate. “Through the integration of technological innovations, expert moderation, and focused research on mental health, the coalition aims to enact meaningful change, promoting a gaming culture that is safe, inclusive, and supportive.”

“We are very pleased to be a part of this effort to advance best practice in game moderation and safety,” noted Eve Crevoshay, Executive Director of Take This. “The coalition is an excellent opportunity to highlight the best of what games can be, and advocate for the safety and well-being of people who make and play games worldwide.”

For additional information, media inquiries, to request an interview with representatives from The Gaming Safety Coalition, or to download the collaborative whitepaper titled “The Future of Content Moderation in Gaming,” please visit: gamingsafetycoalition.com

About The Gaming Safety Coalition

The Gaming Safety Coalition is a collaborative initiative founded to advance the safety, integrity, and well-being of online gaming communities. By uniting the expertise of industry leaders such as Keywords Studios, Modulate, ActiveFence, and Take This, the coalition endeavors to establish new benchmarks in community moderation, technological innovation, and mental health advocacy. The GSC is committed to fostering a gaming ecosystem where safety and inclusivity enable all individuals to engage in gaming experiences positively and securely.

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