Digital games: media education information and tips for parents and teachers

This week, Europe's largest games fair, gamescom, is taking place in Cologne. In line with this, we are compiling a range of media education information on the topic of digital games.

Digital games are firmly anchored in young people's everyday lives, as shown by the results of the JIM Study 2017. However, many educators find it difficult to keep track of the increasingly complex and multifaceted world of digital games. To help, we have therefore put together a selection of media education information.

klicksafe provides information on digital games
In cooperation with the Spielatgeber-NRW, klicksafe provides comprehensive information on the topic of digital games on various genres, platforms, legal aspects, game trends, fascination and addiction. We summarize the most important tips for parents on the topic of digital games in the klicksafe parents' area as well as in the matching info flyer. klicksafe also dedicated a webinar to the topic of "Digital games in pedagogical practice and media education".

Spieleratgeber-NRW assesses pedagogically
On the website of the Spieleratgeber-NRW, interested parents and professionals can find pedagogical assessments of digital games with age ratings and other information worth knowing about fascination, youth culture, media education and didactics from different perspectives. The YouTube channel of the media-pedagogical game guide includes explanatory videos on youth protection settings for individual platforms.

Suitable or not? -Answers are provided by
For many years, the platform of the Federal Agency for Civic Education has also provided information about the latest game trends and educational game assessments.

Tested apps on app-geprü
As part of its online service app-geprüft. net, regularly examines apps popular with children, including hot game apps, and provides information about the risks.

Software awards: Award-winning games
The TOMMI and GIGA-Maus children's software awards take a positive approach to digital games and annually award prizes to high-quality offerings. This helps parents and grandparents in particular to find their way through the large selection of children's software and to make the right purchase decision. Good children's apps and websites
Recommendable game apps and online games can be found on, the media education recommendation service for good children's offerings on the web.


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