The installation of age.xml / age-de.xml labels is simple: You need the age class for your website. You can get this asking your youth protection officer or by taking the online questionnaire of the FSM (click). Once you know the age class, install suitable age.xml / age-de.xml on your server. The site may have an age group for the entire site or individual age groups per individual single webpages.

Answers regarding age.xml / age-de.xml website label

Basically as far as possible, all commercial or larger sites and also private ones should provide an age.xml / age-de.xml label. The valid German Youth Media Protection State law (JMStV) requires in Article 11.5: “Persons providing or making accessible telemedia content in a professional capacity or on a major scale shall also fit content which does not raise any concern regarding children or adolescents with a certified system for the protection of minors to the extent to which this is not unreasonable and can be realised without undue expenditure.” The age group of the site is directly provided in the age.xml / age-de.xml label so that the parental control software can read it. There are age groups from 0, from 6, from 12, from 16 and from 18 years (as in computer games and movies). Especially important is the installation of age-de.xml labels for websites with content that may not be suitable for minors under 16 years old. In the age group 16 providers then have real benefits by installing relevant age-de.xml labels, as they can benefit from the so-called “privilege” because of governmental approval of the JusProg parental control program. This enables them to show their content around the clock and with appropriate labels.

No. Creation of labels with our label generator and the installation are free for the site operator. But to ensure that the JusProg-Jugendschutzprogramm continues to be approved by law and thus remains “privileged” according to Art. 11 JMStV, you should support JusProg e.V. with a membership.

To make your work easier, we have developed a label generator. Please click here. The Label Generator automatically creates both an individual age.xml and an individual age-de.xml label file for your site to your specifications. Creation and installation of labels is usually done within a few minutes (for sites of one age group).

Please enter your URL here. Our youth protection staff members (Netagents) will visit the website and possibly add it to the filter list or change an existing age classification if necessary. But do note that recording on to the JusProg filter list does not prevent you from the obligation that may exist to provide your site with the age.xml / age-de.xml label.

Our Netagents rate the sites carefully and to the best of their knowledge and belief, multiple crawlers / spiders are also at work for a sophisticated automatic age rating system. Nevertheless, we can make mistakes. Please either write an e-mail with your contact details stating the domain (URL) that in your oppinion is wrongly rated on the filter list to support [at], or enter the domain in our check tool. We will check asap and already apologize for any wrong ratings. Please keep in mind that the list is designed for minors. Vendors of websites with erotic content, in particular of paid services for adults, should fear no revenue loss because of the filter list. If you still want to insist that your site be deleted from the list, we will usually fulfill this request. However, in this case we reserve the right to pass the Internet address to the youth protection authorities to check. By law, a true harm of children or adolescents need not be detected. The presumption of impairment is sufficient – this is oriented to the more disadvantaged children, not the smartest in their age.

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