Online youth protection
In Germany, Youth Protection confronts companies with numerous issues to be considered e.g. every online provider is placed under a legal obligation to assess itself whether its content is problematic for children or adolescents. The FSM supports companies in this.
The regulations set out under German Youth Media Protection law are complex, and the potential sanctions for infringements can in certain circumstances be severe. We will help you to comply with the legal reqirements.
What we offer
The FSM offers a wide range of services for companies. We help you meeting the requirements of the law, assessing your online content and evaluating products and circumctances as regards legalities and technical and educational issues.
Parents are one of the focal points when children have questions about using media. Our information will help parents to support their children when growing up with digital media.
As individual as each child, so varied are the possibilities of the use of media. The FSM offers numerous projects and content for children and adolescents.
Content relevant to law
Some media content is prohibited under German youth protection law or only legal under specific conditions. Find out more here.
Technical child protection
Internet content that can be problematic for children and adolescents must be secured with technical means according to the law. The overview of technical possibilities you can find here.
Additionally to the complex German Youth Protection legislation there are European and International standards. We have assembled a list of the main laws for you.
Who is Who?
In Germany, many institutions of public oversight, self-regulations bodys and other initiatives are engaged in the area of Youth Protection. We give you an overview of the most important ones.
The German Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media service providers (FSM e.V.) is a non-profit association responsible for protection of minors in the Internet.
For members of the FSM we offer a lot of benefits such as protection against sanctions of public oversight or support with legally compliant online content.
The FSM has developed numerous projects with renowned partners aiming at safe and responsible media usage of children and young adults.
The FSM sets standards in the protection of minors by developing voluntary commitments for different areas of the online world together with its members.