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November 2018

KJM im Dialog – Jugendschutz ex Machina: Neue Möglichkeiten im technischen Jugendmedienschutz

Dr. Stephan Dreyer will talk about "Mythos Jugendschutzmaschinen: Reichweite, Grenzen und Fragen automatisierter Inhaltsbewertungen durch Software [Myth of Machines for the Protection of Minors: Scope, Boundaries and Questions of Automated Content Assessments Using Software" at the event "KJM im Dialog – Jugendschutz ex Machina: Neue Möglichkeiten im technischen Jugendmedienschutz [KJM in Dialogue – Child Protection ex Machina: New Possibilities in Technical Youth Media Protection]" organised by KJM on 6 November 2018 in Berlin.

Infos zur Veranstaltung


Vertretung des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz
In den Ministergärten 6
10117 Berlin

The ongoing debate on hate and agitation on the Internet shows that the protection of children and young people on the Net is still facing major challenges. In the age of real-time content, social media and apps, the question inevitably arises as to what contribution technical youth media protection can make. For example, a chance can be seen in pre-installed, modern youth protection software for mobile end devices. After all, the smartphone has long been the media centre of young people. Current developments also indicate that artificial intelligence (AI) has potential in the protection of minors from harmful media. Thus, major providers use machine learning - a part of AI - to automatically identify problematic content and accounts on their platforms. Anything that offers opportunities on the one hand, also has problematic issues on the other hand. This raises the question of how automated recognition mechanisms can be harmonised with classical procedures for youth media protection.

It is important for society to decide what role providers of content and platforms, automated processes but also classic supervisory procedures should play with case-by-case decisions by bodies independent from the state. This will be the subject of a panel discussion organised by the Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz (KJM) [Commission on Youth Media Protection] within the framework of the event series “KJM im Dialog [KJM in Dialogue] on 7 November 2018 at the permanent representation of Rhineland-Palatinate, In den Ministergärten 6, 10117 Berlin.

Contact person

Dr. Stephan Dreyer
Senior Researcher Media Law & Media Governance

Dr. Stephan Dreyer

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 33
Fax +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 77

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