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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
Great insights and discussions were held at the 2022 edition of the Internet Governance Forum (#IGF2022) on 29 November 2022. The Greek delegation was especially involved in the workshop on online disinformation.
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.
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.
Safer Internet Forum - the annual international conference on online safety for children in Europe - returned for another edition in October 2022, providing an opportunity to discuss the new European strategy for a better internet for kids (BIK+) and set new goals to achieve a safer and better online experience for all.
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.
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