Offerings impairing development

Broadcasting and telemedia providers may disseminate contents likely to impair the development of children and adolescents on certain conditions: they must put in place technical or other measures to ensure that children and adolescents cannot normally view these offerings.

 

 

It is not necessary for these contents to be totally inaccessible to the affected age groups: in the case of offerings that may impair minors' development, it is sufficient that access is made significantly difficult. A provider can fulfil its duty, for example, by complying with the usual transmission time restrictions (see JSS (protection of minors' statute)):

  • Suitable for adults (from 18): dissemination of the offering only between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Suitable from age 16: dissemination of the offering only between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Suitable from age 12: dissemination of the offering only between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

In addition, the providers can use technical means, or in the telemedia age ratings , that can be read by suitable technical systems for the protection of minors in order to fulfil their legal obligations.