YOUTH

Youth participation in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda allows young people to express their views and exchange knowledge and experiences concerning their use of online technologies, as well as tips on how to stay safe.

They also advise on internet safety and empowerment strategy, help create innovative resources and disseminate eSafety messages to their peers.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to youth participation in the BIK agenda.

Safer Internet Day in Bulgaria – Launch of the #YouAreTheHero campaign

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2019
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and the youth media Teen Station launched a campaign promoting positive online behaviour and countering hate speech online and cyberbullying on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, at Bulgaria‘s main event celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID).

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Microsoft's Council for Digital Good, six months later

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2019
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer

In July 2018, Microsoft concluded its inaugural Council for Digital Good, an initiative involving 15 teens from 12 US states, selected to help advance Microsoft's work in digital civility: promoting safer and healthier interactions among all people. Six months later, Microsoft shares what these impressive young people have done since their council term ended, as well as their planned activities for Safer Internet Day 2019.

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Youth – Get involved in Safer Internet Day 2019!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is just around the corner! The celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 all around the world, with more than 140 countries involved. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for children and young people.

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Living our best lives: Managing your online wellbeing, Zeminar 2018

  • Youth
  • 11/01/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Last week, Webwise once again took to the main stage at Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20-year-olds. The one-hour talk, "Living our best lives: Managing your online well-being", was hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ).

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Looking back on the BIK Youth Panel 2018, two months on

  • Youth
  • 07/01/2019
  • BIK Youth Panellists

Last year's BIK Youth Panel passed really quickly, so we went back and asked our fantastic youth panellists to share a few thoughts about their time in Brussels. What have they learned, what did they enjoy most and more importantly, what will they do to continue their work to create a better online world for their peers?

 

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ICANN63 in Barcelona – Insights from a BIK Youth Ambassador

  • Youth
  • 28/11/2018
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

Youth Ambassador João Pedro Martins tells us about his participation in the NextGen@ICANN programme and the ICANN annual meeting in October 2018.

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SIF 2018: The BIK Youth Panel steals the show!

  • Youth
  • 27/11/2018
  • BIK Team

On Monday, 19 November 2018, 18 BIK Youth panellists gathered in Brussels to build an awareness campaign, #MyDigitalSelfAndI, and to prepare their intervention during Safer Internet Forum (SIF) on Tuesday, 20 November 2018. 

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Applications for SEEDIG 2019 Youth School now open

  • Youth
  • 26/11/2018
  • BIK Team

Applications are now open for the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) Youth School's Class of 2019, an interesting opportunity for university students from South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area (SEE+) to learn more about internet governance.

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#GoBlue for Universal Children's Day

Today, Tuesday, 20 November 2018, we celebrate Universal Children's Day, a global event organised by the United Nations to promote and raise awareness about children's rights worldwide.

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International Day for Tolerance 2018

  • Youth
  • 15/11/2018
  • BIK Team

For the occasion of the United Nations International Day for Tolerance, on Friday, 16 November 2018, we look at how digital technology can foster mutual understanding among young people, and more specifically at the #CreatorsforChange initiative. 

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