New research study on youth media protection in Germany
- FSM (part of the German Safer Internet Centre)
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of FSM, the association for voluntary self-regulation of digital media service providers in Germany (and one of the hotline partners of the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) published Jugendmedienschutzindex (Youth Media Protection Index), a representative survey on youth media protection focusing on how parents and young people cope with online risks.
The first part of the study, which was conducted by the research institutions Hans-Bredow Institut for Media Research and JFF - Institute for Media Research and Media Education, concentrates on the target groups most affected by the system and measures of online media protection for parents, children and youth. What role does the protection from negative online experiences play concerning their sorrows, attitudes, knowledge and actions? The findings help to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current regulations regarding youth media protection and available services meant to support parents, families and young people. Based on these results, steps for further development can be formulated.
FSM's jubilee celebration took place in Berlin on 7 November 2017 with numerous high profiles guests from politics, industry, research, education and civil society. At the event, the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Dr Katarina Barley, appreciated FSM's engagement in her work regarding online youth media protection, the new research study, as well as the work of its hotline. She specifically emphasised FSM's important role in mediating among the various stakeholders.
Find out more on the FSM website.
Find out more about the work of the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC), including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.
The FSM (Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media Service Providers) is a publicly accredited self-regulatory body in the field of online child protection in Germany. The association is dedicated to the protection of minors from harmful media - in particular the fight against illegal, youth-endangering and development-impairing content in online media. To this end, the FSM operates an internet hotline to which anyone can turn free of charge in order to report online content harmful to minors. The FSM hotline belongs to the founding hotlines of the INHOPE network. The extensive educational work and promotion of media literacy of children, young people and adults are further tasks of the FSM.
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- German Safer Internet Centre
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- German Safer Internet Centre
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