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On our website:

We are the Federal Center for Health Education.

B.undes-Zcentral for Geshealthy A.enlightenment will BZgA abbreviated.

We would like to provide information on important topics on our website.

Our website is about digital media usage.

Digital media usage is a difficult word.

In plain language it means:

The use of devices with data.

For example a computer belongs to the digital media.

Or even the internet.


What information is there on the website?

Our website is for young people.

Young people can find out more about these topics from us:

  • Digital media usage
  • Excessive media use


Excessive means: very, very much


Our employees from Going into the net also give personal advice.


Where can I find which information on the website?

We explain the start page of to you.

At the top right is the main menu.

The main menu has all the important topics from our website.

At the top left is the sign of us.

It is also called a logo.

Click on the logo.

Then you always get back to the start page.

You can also click the magnifying glass.

The magnifying glass is for the search function.

Then you can write a word.

And then all the information about the word appears from our website.


Our website supports a good use of media.

In addition, the website should stimulate thought.

So that one thinks about the topic of digital media.

There are also difficult issues when it comes to using digital media.

For example, one can also become addicted to using digital media.

Our website can help.

So that young people learn to use digital media well.

And become confident in dealing with digital media.

The young people can check their own use of the digital media.

Perhaps then the young people ask themselves:

  • Do I use digital media too often?
  • Am I Addicted To Digital Media?
  • Do I need help with my digital media addiction?


Our website has many tips for making good use of the world without digital media.

Because even without digital media, you can keep yourself busy.

We have collected many good ideas as suggestions.

You can also find on our website:

  • Links to other helpful Internet sites.
  • Notes on information material.
  • Tips for advice centers.


There is a slider on the start page.

Slider is English and means slider.

Different images are inserted here again and again.

There is also a theme for each picture.

For example, you can take part in challenges on our website.

Challenge is English.

It means: challenge.

You can also find out more about the Net pilots.

We explain the net pilots to you on the slider.

You can also take part in a survey.

It is about your usage behavior of digital media.

You can then assess yourself.

A survey will then be displayed.

You will then receive a direct response to your usage behavior.


On the start page there are 7 fields with the main categories.

There are these main categories:

  • Video games.
  • Internet.
  • Apps.
  • Social media.
  • Help & advice.


& is a character for the word AND.


The main categories can be clicked.

Then a lot of information on the topic appears.

You can also click on Learn more.

Then a lot of different information on the subject will be opened.


In which main category do I find what?

Click the Video Games category.

Then an explanatory text on the topic opens.

You will also find out some interesting news about video games.

Then you can find out more about related topics.

You can then select these topics:

  • Video game genres.
  • Addiction potential of video games.
  • Solder boxes.
  • Virtual currency.
  • Guess game to video games.


There is a lot of information on all topics.

Just click on one of the topics and find out more.


Click on the Internet category.

Then an interesting text opens on the subject of the Internet.

You will then receive a lot of news.

You can also take part in a guessing game on the subject of the Internet.

You can learn a lot about other topics as well.

Choose between these topics:

  • Respectful interaction on the internet.
  • Television on the internet.
  • Ideas for offline activities.


Offline means: not being on the internet.

  • How good is it to spend time on the internet?


Click on the Apps category.

First, an interesting text appears on the subject.

The text contains a lot of important information.

And you can play a guessing game on the subject of apps and mobile phones.

There is also a great deal of other information to read.

For example there are articles on:

  • Safe and healthy use of the smart phone.
  • Share of games of chance in apps.


Click on the Social Media category.

Then an explanatory text on the topic of social media opens.

There is also a lot of news in the text.

And lots of interesting information.

You can also play a guessing game on the topic of social media.

There are also many articles to read.

You can then click on these topics:

  • Privacy.
  • Influencer.
  • Safe and healthy use of social networks,


For example, it is reported here on Instagram.


Click on the Help & Advice category.

First you will learn a lot about help and advice

In addition, tips for less consumption of media are explained.

There are also many good offers on the subject.

You can find out more about:

  • Advice centers.
  • Online advice.


The online counseling service is called The Other Life.

  • Email advice.
  • Self-test.
  • Materials for printing.


Click on the Blog category.

Here 4 different bloggers are presented.

Blog means daily book on the Internet.

Bloggers are the writers of the internet day books.

The four bloggers featured wrote about their experiences with the media.

In addition, the bloggers report on tips at the time without the media.

There are also many articles on other exciting topics.

These topics can be selected, for example:

  • Safe internet use.
  • Tips on using social media.
  • Good ideas for offline activities.
  • Participation in real-life challenges.


Real-Life-Challenges is English and means:

Real life challenges.


Click on the Net Pilots category.

Then an explanatory text about the peer project Net-Piloten opens.

Peer project means:

Youngsters help youngsters.

And that is when dealing with digital media.

The Net-Piloten project is from the BZgA.

Net pilots is a school project.

You can learn more about participating in the project.

There are also many practical tips on how to use media well in schools.


What else can I find on the start page?

On the start page there is the Quiz field to click on.

Quiz is English and means something like question test.

Here you will find many knowledge tests for all main categories.

You can test your knowledge.

And you cannot learn anything about the topics:

  • Internet.
  • Mobile.
  • Video games.
  • Social media.


You can also click the Self-Test button.

This is about your own usage behavior of the digital media.

You will then receive a feedback on your usage behavior.

For example, you are shown the dangers of your digital media usage.

And information is offered.

And help offers appear to click.


You can also click the The Counseling Program field.

This is about the advisory service called The Other Life.

The other life advisors

are well versed in digital media.

You also know a lot about the risks of digital media.

They are also very knowledgeable about media addiction.

The advisory service is particularly suitable for young people with difficulties in using the media.

For example because young people want to learn to use media less.

The other life advisors are there for you for up to 4 weeks.

There is also a kind of diary there.

The counselors will then write you personal feedback on the day book entries.

And you even get tips.


What information is there in the footer line below?

The footer line is always at the bottom of an Internet page.

Here you can click on Contact.

Then an email form will open.

You can then ask a question about the campaign.

The employees of our team will then answer you back.

You can also click on these topics in the footer line:


Imprint means:

Who is responsible for the website.

  • Privacy.
  • Barrier freedom.
  • Print materials.


Print is English and means:

To press.

So you can choose material to print out.