Outcomes of the youth online consultation on cyberbullying
- 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.
- 97 per cent of young people stated "Making fun of someone within an online group by using code or acronyms the person doesn't understand".
- 92 per cent "Spreading rumours about someone online".
- 89 per cent "Sending a mean message about one person to many other people".
- 82 per cent "Sending a mean message to one person".
- 68 per cent "Pretending to be someone else online".
- 42 per cent "Posting a video of someone without their permission".
- 39 per cent "Deliberately excluding someone from an online forum or group".
- 32 per cent "Writing a status on someone else's Facebook".
- BIK Team
In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this month our focus is on "cyberbullying revisited" as we look back at the developments made in recent years in tackling bullying online and highlight some of the latest approaches and resources.
- BIK Team
Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.
- Guest blogger
Here at the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, our aim is to provide a multistakeholder platform showcasing a range of viewpoints and experiences on keeping children and young people safe online. As such, we welcome guest blog posts on our areas of focus. We were recently contacted by TechieJB, a blogger on social media, cyber security, and online privacy, who shared with us her views on keeping teens safe on social media.