This age classification system is an offer of the Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media Service Providers (FSM). The FSM is a non-profit organisation concerned with the protection of young people in online media and a publically certified self-regulation organisation in the telemedia sector.
The FSM is doing important work to strengthen youth media protection and to fight online content that is illegal or harmful to young persons or may impair their development. The FSM also operates a Hotline which receives reports about illegal or harmful online content. The FSM’s other core functions include extensive educational work and promoting media literacy in children and adults.