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German Family Minister Schröder: "Safe online with a new child server"

Published on: 27.02.13
Source: BMFSFJ Pressemitteilung

German Family Minister wants safe surfing spaces for kids

The Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Dr. Kristina Schröder, introduced on the 27th of February 2013 a new child server which switches the computer and mobile internet devices with a few clicks in a safe surf mode for children. The child server uses the principle of positive lists - examined by the German media educators list "fragFINN" and the German children search engine "Blinde Kuh". These positive lists and all websites that carry an age label for children up to 12 years are available on the child server. If the child visits a different page, it gets a message that the page is not accessible.

"The child server is for parents and grandparents, but can be also a valuable aid in the media education in kindergartens and schools," said the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Kristina Schröder. "Children should have fun in discovering the Internet and take advantage of its opportunities. The child server provides the necessary freedom to surf on websites appropriate for children and protects from the confrontation with contents that interfere with children's development. My goal is that children develop their media literacy in safe surfing spaces right from the start."

Klick here to read the full press release in German.

For more information, see www.kinderserver-info.de and www.dialog-internet.de.

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