SIF is a key annual event where policy makers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and carers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety and making the internet a better place.
During the pre-event, taking place from 17:00 – 18:30 CET on Tuesday, the outcomes of the #DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation will be presented, followed by a youth-led discussion with the BIK Youth Panel 2021. Participants will then engage in more in-depth discussions in the form of break-out sessions looking at the topics which the youth have been discussing during their preparatory meetings.
Continuing the discussions on Wednesday and Thursday, the main Forum will explore how to make Europe’s Digital Decade fit for children and young people. The event will also showcase key findings from the recent consultation work, amplifying the voices of children and young people to deliver a vision for a #DigitalDecade4YOUth. Discussions will highlight the priorities that different groups, including parents, carers and teachers, have identified in order to fulfil children’s rights in a digital world, while allowing them to engage, create and contribute within safe, ethical and inclusive online spaces.
Additionally, a number of deep dive sessions will allow participants to explore key topics ranging from the youngest users and the opportunities and challenges that they face online, to new and emerging technologies, to positive online experiences and active youth participation, age-appropriate design and age assurance/verification, and the challenges around child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) and child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
Registration must close at 18:00 CET on Friday 1 October – hurry and secure your spot now.