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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Collaboration for the protection of minors

We want to create a safe, positive online experience for children and young people. We offer them attractive, exciting content on age-appropriate websites.

Promotion of standardized child protection offers
In August 2016, we joined the non-profit organization JusProg e.V.. The organization operates the child protection program JusProg. The software, which can be installed on any computer, allows parents to decide which content their children can see. The system works with filter lists, among other things, which block many websites with unsuitable content and content that may even impair the development of minors. The system also allows you to enter customized settings based on age for the display of age-appropriate content.

This software is the only general child protection program in Germany that has been officially recognized by Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter e.V. (FSM, association for the voluntary self-monitoring of multimedia service providers) pursuant to statutory requirements (Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Human Dignity and the Protection of Minors in Broadcasting and in Telemedia). The software was most recently evaluated in March 2017.

We decided in 2016 to donate the rights to the program code behind our child protection software (Windows) and our child protection app, Surfgarten, (iPhone/iPad) to JusProg e.V. in order to expand our involvement in child protection efforts.

Teachtoday in the Aktionsbund Digitale Sicherheit (Digital Security Action Alliance)
In addition to these solutions, we also promote secure and responsible media use among children and young people with our  Teachtoday initiative. The initiative supports children and their families with practical and everyday tips and materials.