Dipl.-Päd. Marcel Rechlitz was a junior researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research │ Hans-Bredow-Institut ( HBI ) from 2014 until 2021 within the competence area Growing Up with Digital Media.
Since July 2018, he worked on the DFG-funded project Connected Kids - Socialisation in a Changing Media Environment. His research focuses on media pedagogical socialisation research, (media) education in the family and the protection of minors from harmful media. As part of his PhD project, he is working on a process-oriented approach to media-related family education using the example of handling the child's first own smartphone.
Marcel Rechlitz studied educational science with a focus on adult education and media education at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. From 2008 to 2012, he worked as a student assistant at jugendschutz.net, where he was a youth protection officer from 2012 to 2013. He dedicated his diploma thesis to the question of the compatibility of media education and youth protection programs in the family.