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Mai 2021

Das neue Jugendschutzgesetz – Was kann, soll und muss das JuSchG leisten?

The Second Act to amend the Protection of Young Persons Act entered into force on 1 May 2021. Dr. Stephan Dreyer from the HBI will speak about the new regulations at the 17th German Youth Welfare Day as part of the expert forum of the Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Kinder- und Jugendschutz with other representatives from science and practice. Technical inputs and panel discussion will take place in German.

When: 18 May 2021 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Online 

About the Event

The reform of the Protection of Minors Act was passed in the Bundestag on March 5 and approved by the Bundesrat on March 26. As a result, the Second Act to amend the Protection of Young Persons Act will enter into force on May 1. The JuSchG has thus (finally) been brought into the digital age. In the explanatory memorandum, it was rightly pointed out that a paradigm shift in the protection of children and young people is necessary so that the newly emerged risk dimensions of digital interaction are taken into account. In the future, a standardization of the age labeling of games and films will apply. Protection goals were named and the right of children to carefree participation in safe media interaction spaces. 

The expert forum will discuss the future practice of youth media protection. Contact and communication risks through cyberbullying and cybergrooming, self-harm, data sharing and excessive media use will be discussed, as will the new Bundeszentrale für Kinder- und Jugendmedienschutz [Federal Agency for the Protection of Young Persons in the Media]. But also preventive offers in education and upbringing to strengthen young people and families in the use of digital offers will be addressed.


  • Dr. Stephan Dreyer, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut
  • Stefan Haddick , Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)
  • Dr. Iren Schulz, Communication researcher and media educator, media initiative »SCHAU HIN! Was Dein Kind mit Medien macht. [TAKE A LOOK! What Your Child Does with Media]«
  • Klaus Hinze, Chairman of the Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Kinder- und Jugendschutz e.V. [Federal Association for the Protection of Children and Youth]


Please register for the event using this form. After successful registration you will receive an e-mail with a link to confirm your registration.

Infos zur Veranstaltung

Contact person

Dr. Stephan Dreyer
Senior Researcher Media Law & Media Governance

Dr. Stephan Dreyer

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 33
Fax +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 77

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