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Wednesday, August 21 • 13:00 - 14:00
Retro game protection of minors: Where is the planned child protection reform headed?

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The current legal framework for the protection of minors from harmful media content is in desperate need of an update. Politicians, companies and also child protection experts all agree on this. But what measures are necessary in order to ensure that the law for the protection of minors from harmful media content is up to date in Germany? Are bans and access barriers still the right means to protect children and young people online in the digital age? Which requirements for recognised youth protection programs are still feasible in the context of international applicability? Where is the competence of children, adolescents and parents required? What can the gaming industry and companies do?

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Bettina Bundszus

Head of Children & Youth Department, Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
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Paul Dalg

Editor, Der Tagesspiegel
Paul Dalg is a journalist at Der Tagesspiegel in Berlin. Before that, he worked for many years for the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK) in the area of youth media protection and regulation. As editor of Der Tagesspiegel, Background Digitalisierung & KI he writes about computer... Read More →
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Dr. Wolfgang Kreißig

President, Chairman, Baden-Württemberg State Communications Office
Since April 2017, the 47-year-old has been President of the Baden-Württemberg State Communications Office, elected by the Baden-Württemberg State Parliament. An expert in media topics is Kreißig due to his many years of experience. From 2010 to 2017, Kreißig was Head of the Department... Read More →
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Elisabeth Secker

Managing Director, Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK)
Elisabeth Secker joined the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK) as Managing Director in January 2018. Due to her prior function as Deputy Head of the Division Protection of Minors at the jointmanagement office of the German media authorities in Berlin, she gained extensive... Read More →
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Bettina Wiesmann MdB

Born on 20 October 1966 in Berlin; Protestant; married, four children.Attended Kronach primary school in Berlin-Steglitz from 1972 to 1976; attended the French academic secondary school in Berlin-Tiergarten from 1976 to 1984, obtaining Abitur (higher education entrance qualification... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2019 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
Track 5: Law and Games