The Hans-Bredow-Insitut contributes to the amendment of the Protection of Young Persons Act and the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Human Dignity and the Protection of Minors in Broadcasting and in Telemedia, which is planned for 2010, in the course of the transfer of its research results with expertise and commentary. The project was reflected academically through deliberations on the method of evaluation of complex regulation programmes.
In 2007/2008, the Institute had variously outlined and communicated the results of its evaluation of the system for the protection of minors. Carried out from October 2006 to October 2007, this project analysed the current system for the protection of minors from harmful media as established by the Federal Youth Protection Act and the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors from Harmful Media. On the basis of its results, the Federal Government and the States intended to optimise the system.
The project design aimed at evaluating the way the processes and organisations prescribed by applicable laws are working; the research purpose was orientated according to the parameters set by the federal government and the States as well as the States’ declared protocols regarding the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors from Harmful Media. The analysis proceeded in two stages, an analysis of adequacy and one of compliance.