Before children may take part in radio or television shows, films, theatre or promotional events, an application must be made and approved by the responsible supervisory authority (§ 6 of the German Youth Employment Act, Jugendarbeitsschutzgesetz, JArbSchG).
Lower Saxony: www.gewerbeaufsicht.niedersachsen.de
- Under 3 years of age: with the permission from the parents
- Between 3 and 6 years of age: a maximum of 2 hrs/day (between 8 am and 5 pm), with the permission from the parents and a pediatrician as well as permission from the authorities
- School children: a maximum of 3 hrs/ day (between 8 am and 10 pm), with the permission from the parents and a pediatrician as well as permission from the authorities
- Young people under the age of 18: a maximum of 8 hrs/day (until 11 pm), with permission from the parents