IGF 2016 participants show support for SID 2017
- BIK Team
The 11th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is taking place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. This year the conference runs under the overall theme of ‘Enabling inclusive and sustainable growth'.
As every year, the joint Insafe-INHOPE network is running a booth in the IGF village in order to raise awareness about the Better Internet for Kids agenda in Europe, including the annual Safer Internet Day (SID) campaign. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign that takes place every year in February. In 2017, SID will take place on Tuesday, 7 February with this year's theme calling on people to ‘unite for a better internet'. Hence during the week, IGF participants from all over the world will have an opportnity to join the campaign and ‘be the change' for a better internet.
Next up, on day 2 of IGF, the Insafe-INHOPE network is co-organising a workshop which will discuss "Is children's data THEIRS, MINE or there to be MINED?".
And please keep checking the Internet Governance Forum page on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal for all the information on Insafe-INHOPE involvement in current and past events.
- BIK Team
On Sunday, 17 December 2017, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe hosted a pre-event at the 12th edition of the Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), organised this year at the premises of the United Nations' headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The one-hour session brought together panellists from the private sector and civil society, as well as youth representatives from the Netherlands and Greece, to discuss "Generation Z: Are children conditioned to accept terms and conditions?".
- João Pedro Martins
Portuguese Youth Ambassador, João Pedro Martins, recently had the opportunity to attend the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Mexico. Here he shares his experience.
- Ana Neves, Department for Information Society, Portugal
At the recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which this year took place in Guadalajara, Mexico from 6-9 December 2016, Insafe organised a workshop (WS 114) titled "Is personal data ‘mine' or there to be ‘mined'?". Here, Ana Neves, Director of the Department for Information Society – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia in Portugal, shares her insights following her participation in the discussion.
- BIK Coordination Team
Approximately 5,000 people, including high-level government officials, civil society leaders and internet policy experts gathered last week - in-person and online - at the 10th Annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in João Pessoa, Brazil (10-13 November 2015), to discuss the crucial role the internet must play in the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A delegation from the joint Insafe and INHOPE networks - a network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe, typically comprising an awareness centre, helpline, hotline and youth panel - were present.