Reacting to the current relevance of the topic and in the course of the evaluation of the system for the Protection of Minors from Harmful Media (JMStV and JuSchG), the Hans-Bredow-Institut brought forward the analytical procedures it intended in the area of video and computer games and has widened the scope of the investigation. The corresponding report was submitted at the end of June 2007.
On the basis of the existing results, the deficits established in the protection of minors in the case of video and computer games and their possible causes were collated.
Following on from that, options for action were developed, which could be considered in the case of legal or factual deficits, or of those related to execution, in achieving effective protection for minors.
Dr. Claudia Lampert •
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz •
Hardy Dreier, M. A. •
Inka Brunn •
Prof. em. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink •
Dr. Stephan Dreyer
Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
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A representative survey of parents and children identifies risks of online use by children and young people as well as ways of dealing with them in order to create an up-to-date, knowledge-based foundation for the further development of youth media protection.
Some children and adolescents may experience stressful situations online. In the context of her dissertation project, Kira Thiel investigates how adolescents deal with such online experiences and which coping strategies they use.
How do children and adolescents in Europe use the Internet; which risks do they encounter and how do they handle them? The project EU Kids Online has been dealing with these questions since 2006.
In the digital sphere, children and young people establish relationships towards real life, fictitious and artificial media figures. This entails risks. The project examines to what extent the German regulation on the protection of minors from harmful media contents is still suitable to protect a fr...
In order to find out what has to be considered for future developments of youth media protection, children and young people, parents and pedagogues were asked for their individual perspectives.
Dr. Stephan Dreyer, Sünje Andresen and Neda Wysocki have published an article in the current Youth Media Protection Report. In this article, they address the systematic changes in the legal protection of minors from harmful media and the associated control advantages for interaction and communi...
Wolfgang Schulz and Stephan Dreyer are very critical of the draft discussion paper for a new Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in the Media. The concept of a "youth protection device" at the operating system level presented in the draft, a kind of child protection mode that can...
Dr. Stephan Dreyer looks at the impact of the BIK strategy in the Member States and the political framing of children's online safety in Europe before focusing on the future of the EU's plans in this area. This article has been published in the current issue (1/2022) of the journal Kinder- u...
Sünje Andresen and Dr. Stephan Dreyer have published a jurisprudential article in the professional journal for youth media protection "JMS-Report". From the perspective of criminal law and youth protection law, the authors addressed forms of imposed sexuality and sexualised harassment...
The Youth Protection Act presents itself with some innovations in its reform, but are they really better than before? On Tagesspiegel Background, Dr. Stephan Dreyer writes what he thinks of these changes. To the article (online, in German) Abstract When the Bundesrat refrained from invoking...
"More Fun, More Risk? Video- und Computerspiele als Herausforderung für den Jugendschutz" [More Fun, More Risk? Video and Computer Games as Challenge for the Protection of Minors], international interdisciplinary conference in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior...
“Jugendschutzgesetz – Verbesserung des gesetzlichen Vollzugs“ [Law on the Protection of Minors- Improvement of Legal Enforcement], round table at the invitation of the Federal Minister for Family Affairs in Berlin on 28 November 2007.
“Analyse des Jugendmedienschutzes – Jugendschutzgesetz und Jugendmedienschutz-Staatsvertrag” [Analysis of the Protection of Minors from Harmful Media – Youth Protection Act and the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors from Harmful Media], Workshop for involved parties on 1 and 2 February...