▷ FSM rated Sky Ticket’s youth protection functions positively

27.01.2022 – 10:45


Berlin (ots)

The streaming service Sky Ticket sets high standards in youth media protection and is clearly geared towards the needs of families. Parents can create a parental control PIN and configure individual viewing restrictions for minors. The FSM has evaluated these functions as a suitable youth protection program under German law.

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The Sky Ticket offer can be individually adapted to the needs of users and access to suitable, age-appropriate content can be controlled using a PIN. If an age restriction has been activated in the account, the four-digit youth protection PIN must be entered when retrieving non-linear and linear content with the selected age rating and all higher. This PIN works on the basis of the age groups 0, 6, 12, 16 and 18, with which all individual content offered is marked. The youth protection program can read these and blocks the retrieval or streaming of inappropriate content according to the settings made by the parents.

Martin Drechsler, FSM Managing Director:

“We are pleased about the commitment of our member Sky, which not only offers effective youth media protection with the functions we tested, but also establishes innovative protection functions within the industry that are based on the needs of the target group. This also shows: providers like Sky see the protection of minors as a central quality feature and of their own accord, they fulfill their social responsibility by supporting parents in protecting minors and in media education.”

Kristina Freymuth, General Counsel DACH Sky Deutschland GmbH:

“With our Sky Ticket streaming service, we offer our customers the best content and excellent youth protection. Whether for a PC, smartphone, tablet, PC, TV or games console: With one click, the desired level of protection is activated for all devices and parents can You can be sure that your children only see what you want them to see. Right from the start, because the parental control settings are already part of the registration process. We offer parents reliable parental control that protects where it is needed – so that children can safely enjoy and use the full range of media.”

An independent expert commission of the FSM assessed the functions of Sky Ticket as a suitable youth protection program for closed systems within the meaning of Section 11 (2) of the Youth Media Protection State Treaty. As required by law, this certification was submitted to the Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media (KJM). As the responsible supervisory body, this confirmed that the FSM complied with the legal limits of the scope of assessment in its decision.

About the FSM

The voluntary self-regulation of multimedia service providers (FSM eV) is a recognized self-regulation body for the telemedia sector. The association is significantly involved in the protection of young people in the media – in particular the fight against illegal content in online media that is harmful to young people and impairs their development. To this end, the FSM operates a complaints office that anyone can contact to report online content that is harmful to young people. The extensive educational work and media competence promotion of children, young people and adults are among the other tasks of the FSM.

Press contact:

FSM eV, Wiebke Klecar, Beuthstr. 6, 10117 Berlin;
Tel.: 030 24 04 84 – 43, [email protected];
www.fsm.de, Twitter: @FSM_de, Facebook: www.facebook.com/fsm.de

Original content from: FSM eV, transmitted by news aktuell


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