Young Crime - Judgment in the Classroom (Rip-off on the Net)

Material for pedagogical practice


Published by: klicksafe

Target Group: Educators


What are typical juvenile offenses and how are they tried in court? What are the stories behind the crimes? The ZDFtivi format "Young Crime" explores these questions. In episodes of about 25 minutes each, a true case is presented. In most cases, a German juvenile court has ruled on the matter. Theft, property damage, assault, fraud, coercion, blackmail - "Young Crime" focuses on the crimes that are primarily committed by young people.

The klicksafe lesson on the episode "Rip-offs on the Net" deals with a case of sales fraud committed by a young person. In this unit, the students receive information about fake stores and learn about protective measures in the form of a checklist. At the end, the young people's decisions in the classroom about a possible sentence are compared and analyzed with the assessment of the young experts and the juvenile judge in the studio. The real sentence is shown at the end of the video.

The videos provide an exciting and authentic way of explaining criminal behavior on the Internet and the resulting consequences.

The material was created in cooperation with ZDF and the Rhineland-Palatinate Consumer Center. It is suitable for use from grade 5, the implementation time is about 1-2 school hours.