Youth protection law at ZiBoMo events

The youth protection law (§1 and §5 JuSchG) results in the following rules for our events:

During carnival events:

• unaccompanied children up to 14 years old until 10:00 p.m.,

• Unaccompanied young people up to 16 years of age until midnight,

• Young people aged 16-18 until 12:00 p.m. unaccompanied

be present unaccompanied.

At our other events (e.g. Oktoberfest).

• Children and young people up to the age of 16 must be accompanied

• Adolescents aged 16-18 are allowed until midnight unaccompanied

of a legal guardian/legal guardian must be present at our events.
§5 paragraph 2 applies to carnival events, since our events are assessed as maintaining customs.

Legal texts:

§ 1 JuSchG definitions

(1) For the purposes of this Act

1. children are persons who are not yet 14 years old,

2. Adolescents are persons who are 14 but not yet 18 years old,

3. is a person entitled to custody who, alone or together with another person, is entitled to custody under the provisions of the Civil Code,

4. is a person responsible for bringing up children, any person over the age of 18, insofar as they perform educational tasks on a permanent or temporary basis on the basis of an agreement with the person having custody, or insofar as they look after a child or a young person in the context of training or youth welfare.

§ 5 dance events

(1) Children and young people under the age of 16 must not be allowed to be present at public dance events without the accompaniment of a person who has custody or a person responsible for education, and young people from the age of 16 must not be allowed to be present until midnight at the latest.

(2) Deviating from paragraph 1, children may be present until 10 p.m. and young people under the age of 16 until midnight if the dance event is carried out by a recognized youth welfare organization or serves the purpose of artistic activity or the maintenance of traditions.

(3) The competent authority can approve exceptions