XR Safety Initiative (XRSI) is a global non profit Standards Developing Organization(SDO) that promotes privacy, safety, security, and ethics in immersive environments.

Founded in 2019 by Kavya Pearlman, known as the “Cyber Guardian,” an award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in immersive and emerging technologies.

Headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, XRSI currently has over 150 diverse and multidisciplinary advisors from around the globe.

Our Mission

Help build safe and inclusive emerging technology ecosystems.

Our principles






What we do

XRSI, as the first such global effort, provides impartial, practical information about XR and metaverse-related risks and opportunities to governments, individuals, corporations, universities, agencies, and other organizations worldwide.

XRSI has created various programs focusing on the most critical aspects of the Metaverse domain, such as Medical XR (Medical XR Advisory Council), Child Safety (Child Safety Initiative), Diversity and Inclusion (CyberXR Coalition), Trustworthy Journalism (Ready Hacker One), and recently launched the Metaverse Reality Check (The MRC), an oversight board by and for the citizens. XRSI launched the first novel, XRSI Privacy and Safety Framework for the Immersive Domain, which has been well received and has been a point of discussion among Metaverse stakeholders and many regulatory entities worldwide. XRSI is currently working on several standards and frameworks, including Medical XR and Child Safety frameworks, for addressing Privacy and Safety issues in the Metaverse. 

Metaverse Safety Week Awareness Campaign

The 3rd annual Metaverse Safety Week (Dec 10-15, 2022) is an international community effort led by XRSI to create awareness of the opportunities and the associated risks of the mass adoption of the immersive domain.

The Metaverse Safety Week conference brings together speakers and participants, including senators, regulators, technology leaders of international organizations, EU/US/UN officials, civil society representatives, business executives, and journalists. The campaign will be hosted in an exclusive virtual world location, and sessions will be broadcast to reach a wider audience with an open live stream, welcoming viewers from across the globe.

Global XRSI Collaborations

Global XRSI Contributions