New research study on youth media protection in Germany

  • Awareness
  • 26/12/2017
  • 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.

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Within the structure of European Safer Internet Centres, INHOPE Hotlines offer the public a way of anonymously reporting internet material, including child sexual abuse material (CSAM), they suspect to be illegal. The Hotline will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal the information will be passed to the relevant Law Enforcement Agency and in many cases the internet service provider (ISP) hosting the content.
On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to the work of Hotlines.
For further information on the work of INHOPE, or to report illegal content online, visit the INHOPE website direct.