Germany

In Germany, there is a broad variety of content, websites, apps, and games for children as well as search engines and platforms that present specific subjects for children and lead them to positive content. There are numerous public-law, commercial and non-profit providers, as well as various smaller private initiatives and individual engagement. In total, this leads to a broad spectrum of thematically diverse offerings for children. Several search engines and portals for children lead to positive content and are landmarks within the diverse and comprehensive landscape of positive online content for children. The fragFINN whitelist, for examples, lists about 600 websites offering content specifically for children.
 
A further characteristic of the positive content landscape in Germany is the public (financial) promotion of online content for children. Many ideas, especially from "grassroots initiatives", can only be realised and brought into life through initiatives such as "A Net for Children" (Ein Netz für Kinder), funded by the Federal Government.
 
Nevertheless, content providers in this broad and colourful landscape are still confronted with a number of challenges. Not only does content need regular updating, but also financing of online content, especially in the long run, remains a problem. Additionally, as internet use shifts more and more towards mobile use, also for children, this brings new and more challenges regarding technical implementation and adaptation of content and services.
 
For more information on positive content approaches in Germany, please contact the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) in the first instance - find contact details and further information here.

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  • Screenshot of Knipsclub
    [German]

    Knipsclub

    Country: [Germany],

    Age range: [8-10 years of age, 10-12 years of age]

    Knipsclub is a digital platform on which children can publish their own photos and share them with others within a moderated community.

    Thanks to its animated films, photo tips and tools ...

    By JFF - Institute for Media Research and Media Education

  • Screenshot of Pedalpiraten
    [German]

    Pedalpiraten

    Country: [Germany],

    Age range: [6-8 years of age, 8-10 years of age, 10-12 years of age]

    The website www.pedalpiraten.de is an interactive "edutainment" service for children aged 6-12 years, providing a way to learn a lot about ...

    By Inka Daum

  • Screenshot of KiKA
    [German]

    KiKA

    Country: [Germany],

    Age range: [3-6 years of age, 6-8 years of age, 8-10 years of age, 10-12 years of age]

    KiKA (the children's channel of ARD and ZDF) is a free, public, non-commercial television channel which stands for tolerance and friendship, thus promoting social skills and the development of a ...

    By KiKA - The Children's Channel of ARD and ZDF

  • Screenshot of fragFINN.de
    [German]

    fragFINN.de

    Country: [Germany],

    Age range: [6-8 years of age, 8-10 years of age, 10-12 years of age]

    fragFINN.de aims to establish a secure place on the internet that allows children aged 6 to 12 years to surf the web without any risk of them ...

    By fragFINN e.V

  • Screenshot of DerElefant
    [German]

    DerElefant

    Country: [Germany],

    Age range: [3-6 years of age]

    The app combines nice little games and short videos with interactive parts. The app does not contain any in-app-purchases, ads or any form of inappropriate or harmful content. Instead, the conten ...

    By Westdeutscher Rundfunk