AMiCA Symposium on Youngsters & Online Safety

Posted by Cynthia Van Hee on Dec. 8, 2016

Within the inter-university research project AMiCA, technology was developed that can automatically detect threatening situations for children and youngsters online. This technology allows for a faster and more efficient intervention by moderators of a social network, parents and young people themselves and hereby limits the negative impact of such threatening situations. However, the potential of the technology also raise many questions. What about the balance between security and privacy? When does a situation become threathening? And what about youngsters' autonomy?

On December 9, 2016 a final symposium is organized during which the AMiCA technology is demonstrated. Several guest seakers, experts in fields related to child safety online, will be presenting throughout the event. The symposium is concluded with a panel discussion led by Jan Hautekiet.


Participation is free, but registration is required via


Make sure to watch this video, which nicely illustrates the technology that was developed.