In 2006, during the Media Forum NRW on May 24th,, AOL Germany and the Digital Opportunities Foundation awarded the AOL Safer Media Award for exemplary projects for mediation of media competency. The price was given for outstanding achievements in the protection of media services and safety in the media.
The award was presented in three categories: TV/Movies, Gaming/Games and Mobile Usage. Additionally, Klicksafe, the German junction of the EU Commission’s Safer Internet Program, gave out the klicksafe-award for online safety. Any public institution, private initiative, organisation or individual could apply.