Simone van der Hof chaired a panel on age verification in Brussels
On November 23, 2017, Professor Simone van der Hof chaired a panel on age verification in the digital world at the Safer Internet Forum 2017 in Brussels.
Online age verification is an instrument that is used to protect children against, for example, harmful content (including violence and porn) activities (eg gambling). However, it can also lead to children being excluded from relevant online services and is at odds with fundamental (children's) rights to freedom of information and expression and freedom of association.
More information about the Safer Internet Forum 2017 can be found on the website from Better Internet for Kids.