Youth participation in the Better Internet for Kids 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 creating a safer and better internet.

2023-01-24 cyberbullying, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

Two weeks until Safer Internet Day 2023!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is almost here – on Tuesday, 7 February 2023, we will be millions around the globe, joining forces “Together for a better internet”. This edition is extra special, as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of this international day. Are you ready? How are you going to get involved in celebrating with us?

2023-01-23 data privacy, media literacy/education, sexual harassment BIK Youth Ambassadors, Joao and Kathrin

BIK Youth Ambassadors at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2022

At the end of November, the BIK Youth Ambassadors, Joao and Kathrin, set off for Addis Ababa. After many years, the global and annual Internet Governance Forum took place again on the African continent, hosted by the Government of Ethiopia with support from the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

2022-12-13 media literacy/education Greek Safer Internet Centre

Digizens: a magazine from SaferInternet4Kids’ Youth Panel

The Youth Panel of the Greek Safe Internet Centre of the FORTH - Institute of Computer Science Technology and Research Foundation created its own magazine "Digizens". It is a magazine produced by young people for young people themselves. The first issue is now available, and it tackles how children see the dangers of the internet, and their own advice for a better and safer internet.

2022-12-12 media literacy/education BIK Youth Ambassador, Dimitris & Yevgeny

Microsoft’s Council for Digital Good Europe invites BIK Youth Ambassadors

On 15 November, the BIK Youth Ambassadors were invited to take part in a meeting of the “Council for Digital Good Europe” (CDG-E), where they talked about the BIK Youth activities and the Safer Internet Forum giving their views and opinions on various topics such as cyberbullying and digital safety.

2022-11-29 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Youth Ambassador, Kathrin

Protection of minors from harmful media - BIK Youth Ambassador discusses the report

Last month, the FSM - Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter e. V. presented its report on the protection of minors from harmful media for the second time after five years. Kathrin from Germany, a longstanding BIK Youth Ambassador was invited to contribute to the panel discussion on the report’s results.

2022-10-27 cyberbullying, gaming, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

Safer Internet Forum 2022 is here!

This year’s edition of the annual Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is a youth-led event, with young people playing an active role in the planning, preparation and delivery of the forum. SIF takes place in a hybrid format in Brussels, Belgium and online on Thursday, 27 October 2022 with a theme of A Digital Decade for children and youth: BIK+ to protect, empower and respect! 

2022-10-20 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Youth Ambassador, Prachi

Young people are the present and the future - Youth participation at the 14th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

‘‘They say ‘young people are the future’. They say they are future voters, future politicians, and future teachers, and that’s why it’s important to empower them. But they’re wrong - young people are also the present.‘‘ - Vice-President of the EU Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica stated at the 14th European Forum on the rights of the child. This blog is authored by BIK Youth Ambassador, Prachi, 16, from Ireland who took part in the Forum expressing her views on the BIK+ strategy.

2022-09-30 media literacy/education BIK Team

This year, we empower young people – Shaping Safer Internet Forum 2022!

Children and young people have always been at the core of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) activities. This year, marking the European Year of Youth initiative, #DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation, and the launch of the BIK+ strategy, Better Internet for Kids aims to encourage youth participation and involve young people in shaping and leading BIK’s key annual conference – the Safer Internet Forum. 

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