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Germanys Internet portal 'Handysektor' reconstructed

Published on: 15.07.08
Source: Press release of the Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest (mpfs)

Since three years, the German online portal www.handysektor.de, which is a platform free of advertising, informs young people about actual trends around mobile phones and their usage. Now the website was reconstructed to upgrade its offers.
The platform for young people between the age of 12 till 19 years old, provides information about technical terms, risks and tips for a safe and secure use of the mobile phone. Handysektor has its users to state what they like and what they miss within the platform and now relaunched the platform to provid further information about violence, bullying, pornography, copyright and so on.

In addition, Handysektor provides parents and pedagogues support for orientation in the mobiles’ world.

The project is a co-operation between the German Landesanstalt für Medien Nordrhein-Westfalen (LfM) and the German Medienpädagogischen Forschungsverbundes Südwest (mpfs).


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