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Media competence as a key qualification when using the smartphone

In the case of 12-year-olds, it is almost 100 percent who own a smartphone. These are results that emerge from current media studies. However, the often careless handling of these devices harbors some dangers and considerable (criminal) risks.

For example, the dissemination of hate speech, the forwarding of material that glorifies violence or (child) pornographic material, the conscious defamation of a person, the sexualized addressing of children and adolescents in social networks / online games are everyday norms in dealing with these end devices. Children, adolescents and adolescents hardly worry about the fact that their behavior on the Internet can also justify criminal liability.

"The children and adolescents must be made absolutely clear by their legal guardians or teachers that they can easily become perpetrators themselves or, from the age of 14, can also be held criminally responsible if they use prohibited content digitally via social networks such as Spread WhatsApp to friends and acquaintances. Basically, extremist or sexist videos or photos that glorify violence have no place on the smartphone, ”emphasizes Jens Goebel, criminologist, LKA Sachsen in this context.

The following instructions should be observed if you still receive such material unintentionally:

  • You should stop the forwarding of violent / pornographic videos and not participate in them.
  • Evidence of possible criminal content should be secured (e.g. by taking a screenshot of the message, copying the URL).
  • Inform the sender of the prohibited content about the possible criminal possession and its forwarding.
  • Report to the police!

In addition, the Saxony police are making preventive offers across the country, e.g. parents' evenings and teacher training courses on the subject of "Dangers when using digital media". In doing so, the colleagues go, among other things. on permanently relevant dangers for the age group children and adolescents, but also on current phenomena and the existing legal situation.

You can obtain more detailed information on this from your local police station or online at any time at: www.polizei.sachsen.de

You can also find further information on the subject of “Internet security”, “Data and password protection” at www.klicksafe.de and on the police website at www.polizei-beratung.de.