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- Polish Safer Internet Centre
The Digital Youth Forum (DYF) is an event designed for youth, by youth and about youth. Hosted in Warsaw, Poland, it takes the form of a conference that focusses on online safety and creative and innovative uses of new technologies as an alternative to risky online behaviours. It is organised as a one-day event, consisting of three 90-minute sessions (each with five presentations), each followed by 50-minute breaks for exploring the exhibition area. Three editions have been already been organised by the Empowering Children Foundation in the framework of the Polish Safer Internet Centre (SIC). Last year, a total of 450 participants attended the event, 400 of which were teenagers aged 14–17.Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
As part of our ongoing roundup of Safer Internet Day 2017 celebrations across the globe, here we hear about lessons on cybersecurity delivered by the Dutch Secretary of State.Read more
- 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.Read more
- European Youth Panel
Last week, 19 young people from all over Europe came together in Luxembourg to prepare for and attend the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016. This year again, the youth panelists were a diverse group with ages ranging from 13 to 19 years old, with various backgrounds and different interests.Read more
- Noelia, Youth moderator
This week, 19 youth panellists from across Europe are meeting in Luxembourg at the European Youth Panel (YEP). This annual event precedes the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016, where the participating youth also input to high-level discussions with multiple stakeholders on creating a better internet. Here, one of the youth moderators of YEP, Noelia, provides her views on the technological innovations of today and of the future.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
In 2014, a new format for youth workers was established by the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Saferinternet.at: regional networking events for extracurricular youth workers. This informal format proves to be really useful for those quite flexible acting youth workers: there is no fixed agenda, not too many formalities for participation, and everybody is welcome to participate. The agenda of the day is fixed on the morning of the day, shaped around the needs and wishes of those present.Read more
- BIK team
Iceland's National Radio – RÚV (the Icelandic equivalent of the BBC) has added a new programme to its schedule called News for Kids. The programme's hosts report on various events and issues in society which are important to children, presenting them in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.Read more
- María José Velasquez Flores (Youth representative)
In this article, María José Velasquez Flores gives her views on why media and information literacy matters for young people, and why they should be encouraged to contribute to internet governance debates on such issues.Read more
- Polish Safer Internet Centre
On 12 May 2016, the first Digital Youth Forum (DYF) was held in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland. Nearly 400 young people met to exchange views and inspire themselves in the field of creative use of new technologies.Read more