Protecting children and young people from harmful media is still more important to most parents and children than free access to all online content. For children and young people the possibility of participation in the sense of free access to online offers has become more important.
Most parents and children agree with the measures surveyed for the protection of minors in the media. However, for many measures, the level of agreement has decreased compared to 2017. In some cases, this is differentiated by age. This also applies to the opinion that children and young people are best protected if they know how to protect themselves.
Parents are more confident about technical measures than they were five years ago. Parents and children consider these measures to be useful, especially for younger children, but their protective effect is seen only to a limited extent.
Parents and children agree on who is or should be responsible for protecting minors from harmful media: parents are the first line of defence, but they should not be left alone with the responsibility. A very large number of respondents said that media providers, politicians, regulatory authorities and schools should also take responsibility for protecting minors from harmful media.