Browse our selection of news stories to learn more about how young people from across Europe (and beyond) have been contributing to creating a safer and better internet. And, if you're interested in browsing a fuller selection of news stories, head on over to the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal or check out the quarterly BIK bulletin for regular highlights. If you're keen to contribute with a story of your own, check out the BIK content contribution guidelines - we'd love to hear from you!

  • Join the European Debate Competition!

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:06/08/2020
    • Author:Belgian Safer Internet Centre

    Mediawijs, which is part of the Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is looking for young people aged 18-25 who fancy a great adventure, speak a little English, don't hesitate to share their opinion, are interested in Europe and politics, have some time during the autumn of 2020 and spring of 2021, would like to debate about several current topics and are willing to travel around Europe for a European debate competition. 

  • BIK Youth at COFACE Digital Citizenship Breakfast Byte – Are youth all natural digital citizens?

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:22/07/2020
    • Author:BIK Team

    From Monday, 11 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020, COFACE Families Europe marked the International Day of Families 2020 by hosting Digital Citizenship Breakfast Bytes, a series of eight 90-minute online sessions (from 9:30-11:00 CEST) aiming to increase critical thinking and understanding of the digital world. Four Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors hosted the last session, "Are youth all natural digital citizens?" on Wednesday, 20 May 2020, discussing what being a digital citizen meant to them.

  • World Youth Skills Day 2020 – Building young people's resilience to the pandemic through digital skills

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:15/07/2020
    • Author:BIK Team

    Wednesday, 15 July 2020 marks World Youth Skills Day (WYSD), an annual observance organised by the United Nations (UN), an opportunity for various stakeholders to "acknowledge and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship".

  • SIC+ countries meet to discuss awareness raising and youth participation

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:14/07/2020
    • Author:BIK Team

    Global participants in the SIC+ programme recently took part in a webinar to share experiences and good practices relating to awareness raising and youth participation in online safety issues. The Insafe and INHOPE networks launched the SIC+ initiative with the aim of extending and replicating the successful Safer Internet Centre (SIC) model beyond Europe.

  • EuroDIG 2020 through the eyes of a BIK Youth Ambassador

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:01/07/2020
    • Author:Kathrin Morasch, BIK Youth Ambassador

    Kathrin, BIK Youth Ambassador from Germany, took part in the EuroDIG 2020 (European Dialogue on Internet Governance), which took place from Wednesday, 10 June to Friday, 12 June 2020 online. Below, she shares the main take-aways of the sessions she attended.

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