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Child Protection in Social Media: Insights from MIRACLE’s CHIPSOM Meeting standard

Platforms for user generated content (UGC) play a major role for children and young people nowadays. In such environments service providers usually do not offer any inappropriate content themselves. Instead, they only provide the framework or platform for relevant content that is uploaded by the individual users. And yet many UGC services have implemented tools for the protection of younger users on their platforms, such as user-generated content classification and reporting tools for inappropriate content. In the context of the MIRACLE project the working group "Child Protection in Social Media" (CHIPSOM) has recently been established. The working group’s objective is to collect the UGC providers’ current approaches in the area of age classifications and labelling, to analyse experiences and outcomes ...

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Public consultation on MIRACLE’s data model about to start standard

To consider views and comments from data and metadata experts as well as industry players in the field of age classification, the MIRACLE consortium will conduct a public consultation on version 1.0 of the MIRACLE specification. The consultation will start in mid-June 2014 and runs for 4 weeks. You will find all relevant documents both on the MIRACLE website and on the W3C community group site. All interested stakeholders are invited to comment on the data model proposal. Right after the end of the consultation phase, the project members will convene and discuss all comments received. If comments result in changes of the data model, we will publish the respective version 1.1 shortly after that project meeting. Feel free to dive in to ...

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Introducing MIRACLE: Brussels & Berlin talks standard

With its official launch on 1st February 2014, we used the first weeks of the project to present the project's objective, approach and the upcoming activities to relevant stakeholders in different forums and meetings to stir up some interest and spread knowledge among the scene. For instance, we presented MIRACLE to the board members of the FSM during a board meeting on 29 January in Berlin, the youth protection officers of media companies during the "FSM Fokus" on 28 March 2014 in Berlin, the participants of the "Workshop on Parental tools" on 6 May 2014 in Brussels. If you are interested what these presentations looked like, make sure to have a glance at this example (due to the early stage of the project without our nifty logo):   (MIRACLE ...

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