Arrangements regarding media consumption between parents and children in Germany 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey on arrangements between parents and children regarding the children's media consumption in Germany in 2018. During the survey period it was found that 45 percent of main legal guardians stated that they had an agreement with their children concerning the their access to Facebook and the duration of time spent using it. On average, parents allowed their children to use Facebook from the age of 13.

Do you have an arrangement with your children regarding the content they access and the duration of their media usage?

Rule (in percent)Minimum age (average)
Mobile phone, smartphone439.6
Computer and console games298.7
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Release date

February 2017



Survey time period

May 13, 2016 to June 16, 2016

Number of respondents

1,229 respondents

Special properties

main legal guardians whose children (6 to 13 years) use the relevant media offers

Supplementary notes

During the survey period, children (ages 6 to 13) as well as their main legal guardians were interviewed. This statistic is based on the answers of the main legal guardians.
The source does not provide information on answering options or the original wording of the question posed during the survey. The wording chosen for this statistic may therefore differ slightly from the original.

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