A team of students was picked as winners in the Konset Hackathon focused on prevention of sexual violence in the academia and violence against children. The Entropa team composed of students of FIT CTU and Charles University developed a SafeCampus app that anonymously helps victims of sexual violence at universities.
The first edition of the Czech-Israeli online Konsent hackathon organized by Konsent, an independent organization, was held on 21–23 May 2021. The aim of the 24-hour event was to find a technological solution to the problem of sexual violence at universities and violence against children, a topic that was sponsored by Azrieli College and Hadassah Academic College. The Entropa team won first prize for the development of the SafeCampus app.
“SafeCampus is a web app in which users interact with a multiple choice questionnaire. The path through the questionnaire depends on user’s answers and at the end the user receives a personalized advice and contacts of relevant offices, such as a psychological counselling office or a crisis centre at their university,” says Adam Procháska, a member of Entropa.
The full version of the app should be able to provide victims of sexual violence and harassment at universities with personalized advice and contacts that would help them deal with this difficult situation, or possibly also with legal advice on how to proceed.
“The app should also be able to examine anonymized data using machine learning and then analyze the situation at the given university or its part,” says Lucie Procházková, another member of the team. She adds: “In cooperation with universities, the results of the data analysis should help them implement programmes to tackle sexual violence and harassment tailored specifically to them.”
Members of the team: Antonin Kříž, Adam Procháska and Lucie Procházková, Jakub Horák (FIT CTU), Markéta Karlasová (CU FA), Martin Košatka (FL CU).