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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018

The UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from Wednesday, 24 October until Wednesday, 31 October 2018. It will feature several major multi-stakeholder activities in Kaunas, Lithuania and in Riga, Latvia, as well as a variety of local events across the world.

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World Mental Health Day – Young people and mental health in a changing world

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, is World Mental Health Day. Launched in 1992 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this initiative seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year's theme is "Young people and mental health in a changing world". 

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How young people use social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2018

  • Awareness
  • 18/04/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Saferinternet.at, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), presents new data on how young people from Austria use social media.

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SID 2018: Profiling the generation of native internet users

  • Awareness
  • 17/04/2018
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018, we asked our Youth Ambassadors how they would be marking the day and contributing to the theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you". Here, João Pedro Martins from Portugal tells us about his actions in raising awareness with youth in his country.

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Participating in a "Live Library" on SID 2018

  • Awareness
  • 14/03/2018
  • Fanni Borbás, Hungarian youth panellist and BIK Youth ambassador

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe, and many of our BIK Youth ambassadors took place in activities in their respective countries. Here, Fanni from Hungary reflects on her participation in the day.

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IGF 2017 from a youth perspective

  • Awareness
  • 19/01/2018
  • Charalampos Kyritsis, Youth Ambassador

Including the voice of youth in internet governance discussions is important. Here, Charalampos Kyritsis, a youth panellist from Greece, reflects on his recent experiences in attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a key annual event in the global internet governance calendar.

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New representative study presents results of media usage of young people

  • Awareness
  • 05/01/2018
  • German Safer Internet Centre

The recently published German JIM study 2017 (Youth, Information, Media) asked 1,200 young people (aged 12-19) about their media usage in general and focused on the use of online learning for school.

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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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