Protection of Minors

Deutsche Telekom AG helps parents, teachers, children and young people to use mobile phones and the Internet safely using a wide range of measures. Whether in the schoolyard, on the bus or with friends after doing their homework – cool cellphones have long been in the hands of children. According to studies, 95 percent of 12 to 19-year olds have a smarthphone with Internet access. 87 percent of them use their devices daily to communicate with friends on social media, for entertainment and for learning. Smartphones and apps have long since replaced traditional media as the primary source of information for children and young people. Practicing and learning how to behave in road traffic is normal for children. Pedestrian and cycling proficiency certificates are almost universal as a mandatory program for elementary schools. The same thinking must be applied to digital highways. Deutsche Telekom AG has been advocating this for years and provides corresponding aids for families in a range of forms, including specific products, technical security measures, or also information. Forbidding children and young people from accessing new media is not the answer. So, Deutsche Telekom AG is also actively involved in a number of initiatives and organizations, where it works with other partners to support universal ideas and approaches to optimize youth protection and enable faster adaptation to the latest developments.

Youth Protection Officer

If you have any questions on youth protection, please contact Deutsche Telekom AG’s Youth Protection Officer:

Gabriele Schmeichel
Youth Protection Officer of Deutsche Telekom AG
Graurheindorfer Strasse 153
53117 Bonn, Germany

Write to the Youth Protection Officer using the web form


You also have the option of contacting the FSM (association – Voluntary Self-Control for Multimedia Service Providers), of which Deutsche Telekom AG is a member:

Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter e.V. (FSM)
Geschäftsstelle Beuthstr. 6
10117 Berlin