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.

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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Childnet Digital Leaders contribute to a report on voice assisted technology

  • Awareness
  • 09/11/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Last September, Childnet released research on how young people use voice assisted technology, with the insight of the Childnet Digital Leaders.

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Ireland: Back to school campaign video reaches over 1 million views

  • Awareness
  • 08/11/2018
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Webwise Ireland launched its back to school campaign video in late September. The short 2 and a half minute video, #BeInCtrl - A Short Film on Online Grooming was released on social media as a social media campaign. It has been watched 1.2 million times and received over 10,000 shares on Facebook to date.

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German Youth Panel creates a flyer for youngsters to "stay safe and survive online"

The klicksafe Youth Panel published its flyer "How to Stay Safe and Survive Online" in July 2018. It consists in a complete set of concrete, tried-and-true tips for digital life and survival based on the youth panellists' personal experiences as teenagers online.

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BIK Youth Panel 2018

The 10th edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Panel is drawing closer! This year, our panel of European youth representatives will host a deep-dive session during Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2018, which will take place on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018

The UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from Wednesday, 24 October until Wednesday, 31 October 2018. It will feature several major multi-stakeholder activities in Kaunas, Lithuania and in Riga, Latvia, as well as a variety of local events across the world.

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World Mental Health Day – Young people and mental health in a changing world

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, is World Mental Health Day. Launched in 1992 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this initiative seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year's theme is "Young people and mental health in a changing world". 

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Running a cybersecurity workshop – Insights from a Youth Ambassador

  • Youth
  • 09/10/2018
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

Youth Ambassador João Pedro Martins tells us about his experience as a workshop facilitator at the Portuguese Multicert II Security Summer School. 

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The Digital Youth Forum – an inspiring event for young people

  • Youth
  • 27/09/2018
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

The Digital Youth Forum (DYF) is an event designed for youth, by youth and about youth. Hosted in Warsaw, Poland, it takes the form of a conference that focusses on online safety and creative and innovative uses of new technologies as an alternative to risky online behaviours. It is organised as a one-day event, consisting of three 90-minute sessions (each with five presentations), each followed by 50-minute breaks for exploring the exhibition area. Three editions have been already been organised by the Empowering Children Foundation in the framework of the Polish Safer Internet Centre (SIC). Last year, a total of 450 participants attended the event, 400 of which were teenagers aged 14–17.

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Microsoft study shows teens are looking to parents for help with online issues

Microsoft's latest study, called "Civility, Safety and Interaction Online – 2018", shows an encouraging development in online safety. Indeed, there has been a stark increase in the numbers of teenagers turning to their parents and other trusted adults to solve online problems. 

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