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IGF 2019 - Tackling online hate speech is a multi-stakeholder responsibility

On Thursday, 28 November 2019, the Insafe network hosted a workshop at the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany, on the topic of online hate speech. During the session, around 90 participants and high-level speakers discussed what more can be done to tackle hate speech online. 

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#StandUp4HumanRights – Looking back at the BIK Youth Panel 2019 for Human Rights Day

On Tuesday, 10 December 2019, we celebrate Human Rights Day, organised worldwide by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to honour the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 71 years ago.

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Exploring digital respect as an antidote to online violence at Safer Internet Forum 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission.

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International Day of Democracy 2019 – Participation, inclusion, equal treatment

Sunday, 15 September 2019 marks the International Day of Democracy around the world. This 2019 edition focuses on participation – an occasion to take a closer look at young people and democratic participation in the digital age.

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Positive Online Content - what do young people think?

Children nowadays become exposed to digital technologies and the internet at increasingly younger ages. As a teenager or even among tweens, not having a smartphone or not participating on social media platforms could mark a person as the ‘the odd one'. So intertwined into their lives, these technologies allow them to access a virtually limitless amount of content on the internet and great opportunities for communication and self-expression. More importantly, the content they interact with greatly affects their social, emotional and psychological development, reason for which the Positive Online Content Campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of positive online content for children, to foster a discussion with youth, parents and teachers to make them aware about the state of positive online content for children in their country, and to encourage a discussion with industry and content producers and providers to encourage the production of more positive online content for children .

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International Youth Day 2019 – Transforming digital citizenship education

  • Youth
  • 12/08/2019
  • BIK Team

Monday, 12 August 2019 marks International Youth Day (IYD). On this occasion, and in line with the 2019 theme "Transforming education", some BIK Youth Ambassadors share their views on digital citizenship education in their respective countries.

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Giving the floor to youth at EuroDIG 2019: Their future, their voice, their right

  • Youth
  • 16/07/2019
  • BIK Youth

The opportunities for children that result from the widespread digital environment available today are undeniable and virtually limitless. However, such opportunities are accompanied with many risks such as cyberbullying, grooming, sexual abuse or other types of exploitation. It is, therefore, extremely important to enable children and young people to freely exercise their rights of access to information, social participation, freedom of expression and privacy in the digital world.

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But isn't that dangerous? Most probably! An opinion piece by BIK Youth Ambassadors

What's the difference between a rational adult and a teenager? Nowadays, the answer may lie within one's reaction to being challenged with eating dish soap or spraying aerosol gasses into a lighter flame while indoors. This article aims to capture the youth angle on the issue of viral online challenges and the motives behind the seemingly irrational behaviours of many young people across the globe. To this end, we have interviewed three Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors. The valuable insights and observations they provided established the basis of this article, and shed light on how young people see this new trend of online challenges.

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Get ready for YOUthDIG 2019!

  • Youth
  • 11/06/2019
  • BIK Team

As every year, the season of internet governance events is opened by YOUthDIG (Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance) and of course, EuroDIG (the European Dialogue on Internet Governance) hosted this year in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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Young Europeans and democracy: it's complicated

Studies carried out in various European countries in the latest decades all come the same conclusions: young Europeans disengage from – and sometimes, even disavow – democracy. Yet, there is more to this picture; the rise of digital technologies has empowered young people to participate in the democratic process in new ways.

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