Last month, the FSM - Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter e. V. presented its report on the protection of minors from harmful media for the second time after five years. Kathrin from Germany, a longstanding BIK Youth Ambassador was invited to contribute to the panel discussion on the report’s results.
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Children and young people are at the heart of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, in which the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe, and other stakeholders work together to ensure that every young European has access to a digital environment where they feel protected, empowered and respected whenever they go online, that they can access and enjoy what the online world has to offer, and know where to seek support if needed. Read on to discover more.
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Every year on 20 November, World Children’s Day is celebrated. The day is UNICEF's annual day of action for children, by children.
Today, 3 November 2022, is the international day against violence and bullying at school including cyberbullying. The day recognises that school-related violence in all its forms is an infringement of children’s and adolescents’ rights to education and to health and well-being.
This year’s edition of the annual Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is a youth-led event, with young people playing an active role in the planning, preparation and delivery of the forum. SIF takes place in a hybrid format in Brussels, Belgium and online on Thursday, 27 October 2022 with a theme of A Digital Decade for children and youth: BIK+ to protect, empower and respect!
Young people are the present and the future - Youth participation at the 14th European Forum on the Rights of the ChildBIK Youth Ambassador, Prachi
‘‘They say ‘young people are the future’. They say they are future voters, future politicians, and future teachers, and that’s why it’s important to empower them. But they’re wrong - young people are also the present.‘‘ - Vice-President of the EU Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica stated at the 14th European Forum on the rights of the child. This blog is authored by BIK Youth Ambassador, Prachi, 16, from Ireland who took part in the Forum expressing her views on the BIK+ strategy.
Every year on 10 October, World Mental Health Day is observed with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
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