Cybergrooming, sexual exploitation and pornography on the internet. How can we protect children and young people safely and provide them with support

Parents' evening (Online)

Tuesday, 6th of February 2024
7 pm - 8:30 pm

Children and young people are coming into contact with pornographic content on the internet at an increasingly early age. They experience their first confrontation unintentionally and involuntarily, often through chats or streaming portals. This situation can be unsettling and overwhelming. Young people search anonymously for information about sexuality and come across problematic content.
How does early exposure to pornography influence young people? How can parents and educators provide support? The Digital Family Talk at Safer Internet Day 2024 will explore these questions in order to find solutions.

Speaker: Birgit Kimmel, graduate in education, is Head of Department 1 Training and Teaching Development at the Rhineland-Palatinate State Institute of Education. Until October 2023, she was head of the EU initiative klicksafe, the national awareness center for Germany, and head of the media literacy team at the RLP media authority. Her main topics are media use by children and young people, youth media protection, social media, cyberbullying and bullying, media ethics and much more. She has also published teaching materials in areas such as promoting democracy, opinion-forming skills, ethics, right-wing extremism and cyberbullying and pornography, e.g. Let's talk about porn (klicksafe + with pro familia Munich, January 2024).
Moderation: Sabine Eder, graduate educator, management and education officer Blickwechsel e.V., main focus of work: Media education in nurseries and schools, cooperation with parents, further training for educational professionals, media practice workshops, concept work sabine.eder@blickwechsel.org

Further information: https://www.medienanstalt-hessen.de/infothek/aktuelles/digitaler-familientalk-der-medienanstalt-hessen-startet-ins-jahr-2024/ and https://blickwechsel.org/