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.

2021-03-03 data privacy Lili Leißer, BIK Youth Ambassador

Looking back on the European Commission’s online event for Safer Internet Day 2021

Lili Leißer, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador and Youth Coordinator at the Austrian Safer Internet Centre, took part in the online event organised by the European Commission on Safer Internet Day, on Tuesday, 9 February 2021. In this article, she reflects on the progress accomplished in the framework of the Youth Pledge.

2020-12-16 Lili Leißer, Austrian BIK Youth Ambassador and Youth Coordinator

Youth participation – Is it just for show or does it have an impact?

Just like with most events this year, Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2020 took place online, but this did not stop the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) from inviting young people to become part of the safer internet community. The difference was that instead of 20 young people from all over Europe being usually invited to Brussels, this time almost 50 young people could participate in several events.

2020-12-16 BIK Team

Looking back on the achievements of the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet at Safer Internet Forum

On Tuesday, 24 November 2020, the first side event of Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place online, with a focus on Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth. During this session, two lines of youth participation work within the remit of BIK were discussed, including the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet, a youth-led initiative in partnership with industry on age-appropriate design launched on Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020.

2020-12-16 cyberbullying, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education, sexting BIK Team

A focus on youth at Safer Internet Forum 2020

On Tuesday, 24 November 2020, Safer Internet Forum (SIF) kicked off with a side-event dedicated to BIK Youth, which placed both the BIK Youth Panel 2020 and the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet in the spotlight. 

2020-11-17 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

The BIK Youth Panel 2020 is getting close!

The 12th edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Panel is underway and will culminate with an online session at Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2020.

2020-10-30 German Safer Internet Centre

Re-launch of klicksafe's Cyber-Bullying First-Aid App

How can young people deal with cyberbullying when they themselves are affected? Where can they turn to if they do not want to confide in their families or teachers directly? In order to support young people in dealing with cyberbullying, members of the klicksafe Youth Panel have developed the Cyberbullying First Aid App in 2016. The German Awareness Centre klicksafe is publishing the app and the corresponding klicksafe flyer Was tun bei Cyber-Mobbing? ("What to do about cyberbullying?") in a new design and with new content.

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