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.

BIK Youth Ambassadors attend the COFACE Families Europe conference in Helsinki, Finland

On Thursday, 3 and Friday, 4 October 2019, COFACE Families Europe and Vaestoliitto (the Family Federation of Finland) will host a conference for family professionals on the topic of "Shaping a healthy environment fit for children" in Helsinki, Finland.

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Estonian Safer Internet Summer Camp seminar for children and youth

  • Awareness
  • 19/09/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

From 27-29 August 2019, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) arranged, together with partners, a three-day summer-seminar-camp in Nelijärve Holiday Centre. The camp was targeted at children and youth who were interested in speaking on a variety of topics related to the digital world, and supporting conscious and safe behaviour of their peers and younger people on the internet.

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International Day of Democracy 2019 – Participation, inclusion, equal treatment

Sunday, 15 September 2019 marks the International Day of Democracy around the world. This 2019 edition focuses on participation – an occasion to take a closer look at young people and democratic participation in the digital age.

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Prevention of online child sexual exploitation in the hands of empowered Cambodian youth

  • Hotlines
  • 12/09/2019
  • APLE Cambodia, Cambodian hotline

Seila Samleang, Executive Director at Action pour les Enfants (APLE) Cambodia, shares highlights from the training on "Preventing online child sexual exploitation and internet safety" organised by APLE Cambodia for 47 children and teachers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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International Youth Day 2019 – Transforming digital citizenship education

  • Youth
  • 12/08/2019
  • BIK Team

Monday, 12 August 2019 marks International Youth Day (IYD). On this occasion, and in line with the 2019 theme "Transforming education", some BIK Youth Ambassadors share their views on digital citizenship education in their respective countries.

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EuroDIG 2019 – YouthDIG from the perspective of a BIK Youth Ambassador – João

  • Youth
  • 23/07/2019
  • João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

In June 2019, three BIK Youth Ambassadors – Lili, Haris and João – had the opportunity to attend EuroDIG 2019 and to participate in YouthDIG in the Hague, Netherlands. Below, João Pedro Martins reflects on his experience.

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EuroDIG 2019 – YouthDIG from the perspective of a BIK Youth Ambassador - Lili

  • Youth
  • 18/07/2019
  • Lili Leisser, BIK Youth Ambassador

In June 2019, three BIK Youth Ambassadors – Lili, Haris and João – had the opportunity to attend EuroDIG 2019 and to participate in YouthDIG in the Hague, Netherlands. Below, Lili Leisser reflects on her experience.

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Giving the floor to youth at EuroDIG 2019: Their future, their voice, their right

  • Youth
  • 16/07/2019
  • BIK Youth

The opportunities for children that result from the widespread digital environment available today are undeniable and virtually limitless. However, such opportunities are accompanied with many risks such as cyberbullying, grooming, sexual abuse or other types of exploitation. It is, therefore, extremely important to enable children and young people to freely exercise their rights of access to information, social participation, freedom of expression and privacy in the digital world.

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World Youth Skills Day 2019 – Addressing the digital skills gap in Europe

  • Youth
  • 15/07/2019
  • BIK Team

Monday, 15 July 2019 marks World Youth Skills Day (WYSD), organised by the United Nations (more specifically the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka, UNESCO, ILO and the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth). This year, UNESCO's theme is "Learning to learn for life and work".

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But isn't that dangerous? Most probably! An opinion piece by BIK Youth Ambassadors

What's the difference between a rational adult and a teenager? Nowadays, the answer may lie within one's reaction to being challenged with eating dish soap or spraying aerosol gasses into a lighter flame while indoors. This article aims to capture the youth angle on the issue of viral online challenges and the motives behind the seemingly irrational behaviours of many young people across the globe. To this end, we have interviewed three Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors. The valuable insights and observations they provided established the basis of this article, and shed light on how young people see this new trend of online challenges.

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