Children's Software Award 2023
Initiators & Partners
FEIBEL.DE - Office for Children's Media, Berlin
"We're dealing with a generation of parents who have grown up with games themselves. Still, some parents feel they have a hard time keeping up when they can't understand what their kids are doing on Instagram or Tiktok. But don't worry, there are no special parenting tricks for the digital world. Our compass in parenting rules should always be our values, not technology."
"If we want 14-year-olds to use smartphones and other digital media healthily and responsibly in their everyday lives, we need to consciously start media education with one-year-olds. Because children often copy our own usage behavior. The special "Kindergarten and Preschool" award aims to take this into account. Our goal is to support adult role models such as parents, grandparents and educational professionals in their role. True to the credo: growing up healthy with digital media."
"First and foremost, we would like to provide an impetus to finally discuss the topic of "games for children" together with the target group, the children.
And we want to give children access to current games. We want to support them in developing their own criteria on the basis of the evaluation process and thus choose the games that suit them."
"The Library Association of Austria (BVÖ) is participating in TOMMI to enable libraries to offer their young users a cost-effective and high-quality range of computer games. The intensive engagement with the high-quality game apps supports the participating children and young people in a competent handling of digital media in a playful way."
"A child remains a child - even in the digital age. Children need to be able to try things out. Computer games and digital media offer a good platform for this. But children shouldn't be left to their own devices. In this respect, media competence training and contact persons are needed. In cooperation with TOMMI, we want to be such a contact for our readers."
German Library Association e.V.
"Libraries make children fit in terms of information and media literacy. The aim is to make them critical and capable of making sound judgements. Self-determined and responsible use of computers is an important prerequisite for participation in our media-driven society. That's why the German Library Association (dbv) supports the TOMMI Children's Software Award."
Deutschlandfunk Culture / Kakadu^
Playing is fun for children - we at KAKADU experience that too. And we know that children are increasingly playing on their PCs, consoles and cell phones. That's why children need media skills. We want to promote this competence at KAKADU together with TOMMI. Children should be able to recognize on their own which digital games and content are good for them. And where they can't recognize it, they should find specific contacts.
Gaming without borders
"Gaming without Borders is a project on the topic of accessibility in digital games. In five weekly inclusive game test groups in the greater Cologne area, we examine games together with teenagers and young adults with and without disabilities for their barriers."
"As a partner of TOMMI, KiKA is taking on the challenge of confidently facing the fundamental changes in the media market in order to empower children in the digital age and to be a strong and reliable partner. Together, children should be encouraged to discover and experiment in the media world."
"Immerse yourself in a picture book in different languages, stalk through the daycare center with a camera, or create worlds on a tablet: Digital media in the daycare center can create special opportunities for professionals and children, for a new everyday life in early education. The TOMMI Kindergarten & Preschool Award succeeds in giving exciting concepts from everyday life their deserved attention."
Kita Online Congress
"Our managing director Marion Lepold is part of the jury for the Förderpreis Kita. She has been involved with the topic of digital media in daycare centers for 10 years. We are particularly pleased that we can give the TOMMI Förderpreis a venue for the award ceremony of the Förderpreis Kita at the Kita-Onlinekongress and at the same time give the winners a platform to present their valuable work."
ZDF Children and Youth Program
"The ZDF Children's Program supports the goal of the TOMMI to give children, parents and teachers an orientation in the confusing market for digital games and to promote the media competence of children through high-quality offerings. In order to provide as many people as possible with informative access to the offerings, the evaluation of games, also with regard to their accessibility, is an important aspect of TOMMI for us."