On this page, you'll find a selection of general news articles corresponding to creating a safer and better internet for children and young people.
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- BIK Youth
Peer-to-peer education is a great way to educate others about staying safe online. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet has created a Digital Leaders Programme for primary and secondary schools. The aim of the programme is to train up young people to become "qualified" Digital Leaders in order for them to educate others in their community about staying safe online.Read more
- BIK Team
Growing up in a digital environment has become more than just a motto; it's an actual fact for most of today's youth. While constantly trying to keep up to speed with new online services, learn more about media, and stay safe online, young people often face a series of questions from parents, educators and carers, and sometimes even from other youngsters who trust their peers with online concerns. Here at Better Internet for Kids (BIK), we believe that sharing the right information is key to staying safe online, and we also believe that young people should speak up, particularly when it comes to their participation online!Read more
- BIK Team
The European Youth Panel (YEP) is just around the corner! YEP, it's that time of the year when European youth representatives come together to share their work and views on how to foster a better internet for children and young people. We've learnt from previous editions of YEP (see also YEP 2015 and YEP 2016) that young people can do amazing and creative work together, engaging in discussions and activities that aim to empower them to be responsible users of online technologies.Read more
- 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.Read more