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Elternguide.online is a cooperative project of FSM, klicksafe, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk, Kindersuchmaschine fragFINN, JFF – Institut für Medienpädagogik in Forschung und Praxis, Freiwilligen Selbstkontrolle Fernsehen and the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle with the support of Meta.

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Together, we want to support parents in their children’s media education and provide them with advice. One thing is clear to us: no two families are the same, each child is individual. Therefore, you – dear parents – will find a lot of information and examples, which we will put together for you individually with the help of the Guided Tour. In this way, you can quickly find everything you need to know that suits you and your situation.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to write us!

Meta has no influence on the content design and editing of the offer. The partners FSM, JFF, klicksafe, DKHW, fragFINN, FSF and USK are editorially independent.

Project partners

Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter

The Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter (FSM e. V.) is a non-profit association that deals with youth media protection in online media. Together with its member companies and associations, the FSM is significantly committed to strengthening the protection of minors from harmful media and to curbing illegal content in online media that is harmful to minors and their development. Furthermore, the FSM operates a complaints office to which every user can turn free of charge to report online content that is punishable or harmful to minors. The FSM’s other core tasks include extensive educational work and media literacy promotion for children and adults.


klicksafe is an awareness campaign to promote media literacy in dealing with the Internet and new media on behalf of the European Commission. The project’s fields of action are content/qualification, campaign/marketing, and networking nationwide with partners and stakeholders.

Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk

The Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk has been working for children in Germany for 50 years. The children’s rights of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – in force in Germany since 1992 – form the basis for this. Making them known and implementing them in society as well as in politics, also in relation to the digital space, are starting points for the work of the children’s rights organization.


fragFINN – the safe surfing space for children from 6 to 12 years. With the children’s search engine on fragFINN.de (www.fragFINN.de), children can only find websites that are suitable for children and have been checked by media educators.

JFF - Institut für Medienpädagogik in Forschung und Praxis

In a unique combination of research and practice under one roof, the JFF investigates what people do with media, how they acquire media offerings of all kinds, what opportunities and difficulties arise in the process, and translates this knowledge into educational models. Practical projects, offers and structures help people throughout Germany to use media competently. From consulting to evaluation and expertise to workshops and its own publications, the JFF offers media education in all forms from a single source.

Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Fernsehen

The Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Fernsehen e.V. (FSF) is an institution for the protection of minors in the media. In addition to checking programs and assigning age ratings for TV programs, the FSF sees its task as promoting a more conscious approach to media. In this sense, it carries out media education projects, issues publications and creates a discussion forum on developments in the media sector at events.

Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK)

The Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK) is a voluntary institution of the games industry. It is responsible for age rating reviews of digital games in Germany. The USK is recognized as a competent self-regulator under both the Federal Youth Protection Act and the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in the Mediaof the German states. In the classic USK review process under the German Youth Protection Act, state representatives issue age ratings on the recommendation of independent youth protection experts. In addition, the USK also assigns its age ratings within the international IARC system for online games and apps. Numerous companies have joined the USK as members in order to cooperate permanently and particularly closely on the topic of youth protection. The USK is advised by an advisory board which, among other things, defines the USK principles and the guiding criteria for the tests.



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