Protecting Minors on the Internet – Does Your Website Have Its Required Age Label Yet?


With the new Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors from Harmful Media (JMStV), websites are subject to what is essentially a labelling requirement (acceptable content for visitors of 0, 6, 12, 16, or 18 years of age). What was previously required for static media like DVDs is now meant to apply to the Internet too. However, it’s questionable whether this actually advances the protection of minors. This session will present the new JMStV, with participants subsequently discussing how the protection of minors can be achieved effectively on the Internet.


Henning Tillmann, Software developer & digital-media designer