jugendschutz.net - Youth Protection in the Internet


Youth protection on the internet Enable young users to have safe and positive experiences online

jugendschutz.net urges providers to create their content in a way that is not endangering to children and young people. As a competence center for the protection of minors on the internet jugendschutz.net looks closely at risks in services specifically attractive to young users. jugendschutz.net runs a Hotline accepting reports regarding violations of youth protection laws and makes sure that quick action is taken. Risky contacts, self-harm behavior, political extremism and the sexual exploitation of children is the focus of jugendschutz.net's work.

Latest news 18. November: End Child Sex Abuse Day

November 18th marks the annual European Day against the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children calling for determined action to combat sexual violence against children.

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Report Prevention and speedy action

Children and young people come across brutal and humiliating depictions online which quickly go viral in social web services and reach a wide audience. In 2016, jugendschutz.net checked 120,000 internet sites for violations of youth protection laws and took successful action resulting in removal of illegal content in two thirds of all cases.

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Extremism Islamism on the Internet

Web content tying in with the lifeworld of young people, inspirations borrowed from computer games, propaganda films looking like Hollywood productions: This is how Islamists lure young people and try to win them over for their ideology.

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Extremism Right-wing extremism online

Right-wing extremists use social media to specifically address young people. With fictional or fake news they stir up hatred against refugees, Muslims and other groups.

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