Dipl.-Päd. Marcel Rechlitz studied paedagogy with special reference to adult education and media paedagogy at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. From 2008 -2012, he worked as a student assistant at the jugendschutz.net and was its consultant for the protection of minors from 2012 to 2013. This function meant that he shared responsibility for the assessment and further development of technical instruments for the protection of minors as regards their effectiveness and applicability. In his diploma dissertation, he addressed the question as to how far media education can be combined with programmes within families for the protection of minors.
He has been a research assistant at the Hans-Bredow-Institut since January 2014 working on the project, "Akzeptanz, Nutzung und Weiterentwicklung technischer Jugendschutzinstrumente" [The Acceptance, Use and further Development of Technical Instruments for the Protection of Minors] a sub-project of the project, „Jugendmedienschutz und Medienerziehung in digitalen Medienumgebungen“ [Youth Media Protection and Media Education in Digital Media Environments] as commissioned by the BMSFSJ.