NEWS

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Content with tag youth .

BIK Youth launches first youth participation scenario

  • Youth
  • 21/11/2017
  • BIK Team

The number of internet end users has increased beyond 3.5 billion, out of which minors represent one in three and, in some countries, even one in two. What has BIK Youth started to do for a better internet for these young end users? A co-creation process has been launched as part of a wider BIK Youth Programme where, ultimately, young people will develop a range of youth participation scenarios for online safety guidance, learning, campaigning and decision making.

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The Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying

ConnectSafely.org, a US-based non-profit internet safety organisation, and conveners of the US Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee, has recently published "The Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying", available for free online.

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World Youth Skills Day: investing in skills for better opportunities in life

World Youth Skills Day, celebrated on 15 July, only became an official international day in 2015. On its third celebration, the day underlines the importance of skills and strives to raise awareness among young people and society at large of the impact of skills on employability, personal growth and opportunities.

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Webinar on artificial intelligence for young Europeans

  • Youth
  • 03/07/2017
  • BIK Team

On Thursday, 29 June 2017, youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) had the opportunity to join a youth webinar on artificial intelligence. The webinar, titled "Are YOUth ready for the future? Insights on artificial intelligence and its impact on life", aimed to provide young people with information on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) on privacy, protection of data and ways of living.

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Combatting fake news through education

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • Florian Daniel, Youth Ambassador

The June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on the highly topical issue of fake news. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Florian from Austria shares his views.

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Webinar on gaming for young Europeans

  • Youth
  • 02/06/2017
  • BIK Team

On Tuesday, 23 May 2017, a new youth webinar titled "How do YOUth game? Youth perspectives on the benefits of gaming" brought together youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe to learn more about gaming. 

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How do YOUth game? Youth perspectives on the benefits of gaming

  • Youth
  • 12/05/2017
  • BIK Team

Youth panellists from the Insafe network's national youth panels are invited to participate in a new webinar focusing on gaming. Taking place on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 from 17:00 CEST, the webinar is part of a wider elearning programme that aims to empower youth and provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be responsible digital citizens, able to benefit from meaningful participation and involvement in discussions that matter to them.

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Bulgarian youth ask Facebook to collect less private data

  • Awareness
  • 04/05/2017
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Young people in Bulgaria recently asked Facebook to collect less personal data from users. The teens also proposed that Facebook, the most popular social media platform in Bulgaria, think about minimising the scope of friends' search.

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Facebook meets with online safety experts in south-eastern Europe

  • Awareness
  • 02/05/2017
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Online safety experts from 10 countries recently participated in a regional meeting with Facebook managers. Taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 24 March 2017, representatives came from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia, with the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) acting as host. Gabriella Cseh, Head of Public Policy for Central and Eastern Europe for Facebook, opened the meeting. She thanked the Bulgarian SIC for its long-term cooperation and its assistance in organising the international event.

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Outcomes of the youth online consultation on cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2017
  • ITU, Council Working Group on Child Online Protection

With an estimated one in three of all internet users in the world today being below the age of 18, children and young people are facing increased safety risks when going online. The United Nations therefore plays an important role as a global convener and facilitator for different stakeholders to come together to discuss, identify and implement solutions towards building a universally available, open, secure and trustworthy internet.

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