Digital identity specialist Yoti has announced a new partnership with online tutoring platform Swotties, with the pair of companies looking to use their collaboration to help make online learning safer and more secure for children in the United Kingdom.
The new partnership will see Yoti provide its identity verification technology to students looking to become a tutor through the Swottie platform.
Swotties connects children and parents with university students who are able to help them with learning a specific subject in a one-on-one learning session, with its aim being to boost the confidence of children across all grade levels and subjects. The platform also has a give-back program in which for every 20 lessons that are booked through it by a single household, a lesson is donated free of charge to an underprivileged child.
Prospective tutors will upload a valid government-issued identification document while also providing a selfie. The biometric data extracted from the selfie is then authenticated against the photo on the government ID, and the individual’s identity is verified.
Besides making the onboarding of potential tutors a faster process, Yoti’s involvement also has the potential of reassuring parents that the people their children will be spending time with online have been verified and approved before their account goes live.
This is the latest in a number of recent partnerships for Yoti, including an effort in June with the U.K’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children that aims to help halt the distribution of illicit pictures of minors.
Just one month prior to that, Yoti announced that it was bringing its age verification technology to Australia in a joint effort with Retails Drinks Australia to help Australians purchase alcohol online.