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Young and old should be safe on the net

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0-17 years
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Whether big or small, young or old – everyone should be able to move safely on the net. Even if there are laws such as the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you must also pay attention to the security of your personal data and yourself.

In order to travel with a better feeling on the net, we have compiled a lot of tips for you:

How much media time is good for me and how can I take better care of it? This article answers the question.

You can read about the dangers in the media world here.

Stolen data from the web is a big topic again right now. This article explains how you can better protect your and your child’s data online.

There are measures that aim to protect children and young people when they use media. This includes, for example, the age rating of movies and computer games. You can read everything important about it here.

The first experiences on the net are safer for children if you use parental control programs. Take a look at how that works here.

You can also make your own smartphone or that of your child more secure by making certain settings. You can find out which ones here.

Recognizing good websites for children is not that difficult. Read our tips on how to do this. You can research the Internet in a child-friendly way via fragFINN.

When kids get their first smartphone, they send each other lots of messages. Among them can be funny but also scary chain letters can be.

Not everyone means well who is on the Internet. For example, there are people who hold extreme opinions and want to influence children and young people in particular. This article is about extremism on the net and this one about false news.

Others want to take people down, through hate speech or through cyberbullying.

Or they try to contact children, in what is known as cybergrooming.

Sexting can also become a problem among young people. Here you can find out what to look out for. Unexpected on violence or pornographic content can be very unpleasant for children. Read our article to learn more.

If your child is a little older, he or she can also find out about safety online on their own, on the Jugend Support page.

If you need more support, you can contact various institutions of the Youth Media Protection.

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