The Media Obstacle Course was inaugurated on Safer Internet Day in Berlin. The children were greeted by Gabriele Kotulla of Deutsche Telekom, Sabine Toepfer-Kataw, the Senate of Berlin’s State Secretary, and Cansel Kiziltepe, Member of the German Bundestag.
Then the 4th and 5th graders took on the Media Obstacle Course stations, where they learned to assess their own Internet behavior. Much like a “jump and run” computer game, responsiveness and skill are needed.
“It's important not to wag the finger and make children afraid of digital media but to help them develop reasonable behavior towards media,” said Sabine Töpfer Kataw, Secretary of State for Consumer Protection.