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.

Looking back on SID 2020 and the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet

  • Youth
  • 28/05/2020
  • Kathrin Morasch, BIK Youth Ambassador

In February 2020, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador Kathrin Morasch participated in Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations at the European Commission (EC) to introduce the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet, along with five fellow youth panellists. Below, she looks back on her experience.

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Italy launches online platform for young people in response to COVID-19

  • Awareness
  • 19/05/2020
  • Italian Safer Internet Centre

Families, teachers, boys and girls have had their everyday lives turned upside down by this long quarantine, in which all of us have had to redefine our daily routines. In this extraordinary scenario, digital technologies have been having a much larger and central role in the lives of each and every one of us.

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Are you aware of your terms and conditions? – #Pledge2Youth

  • Youth
  • 08/05/2020
  • Matěj Bednář, BIK Youth Ambassador

In February 2020, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), a group of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors prepared a Youth Pledge for a Better Internet on how to make the information on the apps and services they use on the internet more age appropriate for children and young people, and presented it to a panel of industry representatives at the European Commission. Matěj, BIK Youth Ambassador from Czechia, reflects on his experience below.

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Young people and digital citizenship – a "Breakfast Byte" by BIK Youth Ambassadors

  • Youth
  • 06/05/2020
  • BIK Team

From Monday, 11 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020, COFACE Families Europe will mark the International Day of Families 2020 by holding their Digital Citizenship Breakfast Bytes, a series of eight 90-minute online sessions (from 9:30-11:00 CET) aiming to increase critical thinking and understanding of the digital world. The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors will host one of these sessions on "Are youth all natural digital citizens?"

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BIK Youth Ambassadors: Making the best of digital technologies during lockdown

  • Youth
  • 04/05/2020
  • BIK Team

The global lockdown induced by the coronavirus pandemic has caused fundamental changes to the lifestyles of young people around the world. One of these consequences is their increased reliance on digital technologies – to maintain a social life, to study, to access culture, to express their creativity, and more. The BIK Youth Ambassadors share their insights and tips to cope with this new reality in the best way possible.

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Staying safe online while social distancing – Top tips from the BIK Youth Ambassadors

  • Youth
  • 27/04/2020
  • BIK Team

The global lockdown induced by the coronavirus pandemic has caused fundamental changes to the lifestyles of young people around the world. One of these consequences is their increased reliance on digital technologies – to maintain a social life, to study, to access culture, to express their creativity, and more. The BIK Youth Ambassadors share their tips to cope with this new reality in the best way possible.

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Applications for SEEDIG 2020 Youth School open until 30 April

  • Youth
  • 16/04/2020
  • BIK Team

From Wednesday, 1 to Thursday, 30 April 2020, applications for the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) Youth School 2020 are open to university students from or residing in a country in South Eastern Europe and neighbouring area (SEE+).

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A BIK Youth Ambassador's experience at DomainPulse

  • Youth
  • 01/04/2020
  • Lili Leisser, BIK Youth Ambassador

In February, Lili Leisser, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador from Austria was invited to the Domainpulse event, organised by nic.at, DENIC and SWITCH. She shares her experience in the article below.

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Lithuanian pupils gather at CYBERteens event for Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 27/03/2020
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

In 2020, the international Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated differently in Lithuania. More than 200 pupils, teachers and experts became active creators of solutions for a safer and better internet in a one-day hackathon CYBERteens. 

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Τraining workshop for CYberSafety Υouth Panel Cyprus

  • Awareness
  • 19/03/2020
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

On Saturday, 1 February 2020, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education and Culture organised a training workshop for the members of the CYberSafety Youth Panel Cyprus, which 30 people attended.

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