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.

2023-05-22 media literacy/education Italian Safer Internet Centre

The Italian Youth Panel was in Procida for four days of training

From 4 to 6 May, 40 young people between the ages of 14 and 18, from all over Italy, participated in training activities and debates at Palazzo D'Avalos in Procida. Read on for a recap of the main highlights.

2023-03-29 cyberbullying, data privacy, gaming, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

Listening to YOUth - a series of short videos with young people

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2023, Better Internet for Kids Youth Ambassadors and youth panellists from different countries in Europe were featured in three short videos where they exchanged views on their opportunities online and their perspectives on what would make their digital experiences safer. 

2023-03-09 media literacy/education, online reputation, potentially harmful content Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Young people and the fake news dilemma

Young people inform themselves about everyday topics mainly via social media, but hardly trust the information they obtain there - this is what the Austrian Safer Internet Centre’s latest study shows.  

2023-02-13 cyberbullying, gaming, media literacy/education BIK Team

Worldwide celebrations for Safer Internet Day 2023

On Tuesday, 7 February 2023, we celebrated the 20th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID), with events and activities taking place right across the globe. With a theme, once again, of “Together for a better internet”, the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. The day was a great success, and we are excited to share with you just a few of the achievements so far from the coordination level. 

2023-02-07 media literacy/education BIK Team

The Better Internet for Kids annual report 2022 is out

The Better Internet for Kids review of the year 2022 is released on the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2023, Tuesday, 7 February. During 2022, the European Year of Youth, young people showed their commitment to building an environmentally friendly, safe, and inclusive future. Their optimism was in stark contrast to the war on Europe’s borders and the upheaval for the world caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This report provides an overview of a multitude of stakeholder efforts to both protect and empower children and young people in their digital lives.  

2023-02-07 media literacy/education BIK Team

Happy Safer Internet Day 2023!

Today is the day! On Tuesday, 7 February 2023, we celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) – the annual flagship campaign to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe online. With a theme of "Together for a better internet", today calls upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. 

2023-01-30 hate speech, media literacy/education, online reputation Latvian Safer Internet Centre

President of Latvia and Latvian Youth Panel discuss the impact of disinformation on the general perceptions about Latvia

The Chancery of the President of Latvia, in cooperation with the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and the global development and education organisation "IREX" within the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022 organised the discussion "The image of my Latvia. How to distinguish true information from disinformation?" at the Latvian Presidential Palace.  

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).

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