Based on the Act on Audiovisual Media Services the Agency conducts inspection supervision of television station broadcasters and on demand audiovisual media service providers regarding adherence to the provisions for the protection of children and minors.
In accordance with the Agency’s jurisdiction the Agency defines the program content, the level of protection, and the guidelines for their transmission in the General Act on the Protection of Children and Minors in Television Programs and On Demand Audiovisual Media Services (in preparation). The minister competent for the media sets the audio and visual warning and the symbol through an executive act.
Broadcasting of any program content that might seriously harm the physical, mental, or moral development of children and minors is prohibited.
The requirements for on demand audiovisual service providers are somewhat less strict. Such content can only be available in a manner that ensures that children or minors as a rule will not be able to view or listen to it (technical protection).
Television station broadcasters and on demand audiovisual service providers are required to display the appropriate sound and visual warning before broadcasting content that might be inappropriate or potentially harmful for children and minors, potentially harming their physical, mental, or moral development, and identify such content with the appropriate visual symbol while broadcasting it.
The sound and visual warning and the visual symbol
More information on this is available under the tabs Obligations of Television Stations and Obligations of On Demand Audiovisual Media Services.
If you have noticed any irregularities while watching media content, or you believe that a certain piece of content can seriously harm the physical, mental, or moral development of children and minors, and was not properly marked or technically protected, you can report it here.