#TogetherForRespect - what happened on Safer Internet Day?
- BIK Youth Ambassadors
An online world free from bullying, racism and intolerance. This was the theme co-created by Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors during the 2017 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), as they launched a first youth participation scenario, #TogetherForRespect.
In their campaign, the youngsters identified a number of gaps in existing awareness-raising programmes – most importantly, they felt that campaigns tackling bullying and/or hate speech often lack authenticity – they are not built around a "true" story and hence have limited appeal to youth. They worked together on a peer-to-peer youth participation scenario in an open call for internet users to share their digital experiences and, most importantly, what they have done to support and share respect online. Read more about the campaign and watch the launch video on the BIK Youth minisite.
What have BIK Youth Ambassadors been up to since their campaign launch? How have they shaped the #TogetherForRespect campaign and what have they achieved in their countries, among their peers?
Their first feedback was shared in written follow-up testimonials published on the BIK Youth minisite. Continuing their work on the #TogetherForRespect campaign, the Youth Ambassadors embraced Safer Internet Day as a good opportunity to "Create, connect, and share respect" given that "A better internet starts with you!". Wrapping up their campaign, they gathered video testimonials displaying their enthusiasm, perseverance and belief in a better internet. Watch their testimonials here:
If you have published a video, message, resource or any other best practice on the #TogetherForRespect campaign or its general ethos, and wish to share it with our BIK Youth Ambassadors, please let us know!
- Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
It's not easy to run a campaign for the eighth time and still attract citizens. This year, the Lithuanian ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 sent out a clear message – we should step up our efforts to understand and embody changes in digital technology and adapt new knowledge, both at work and in life.
- BIK Team
Create, connect and share respect! BIK Youth Ambassadors know that a better internet starts with each one of them, and they made sure to show this at a recent Safer Internet Day (SID) event in Strasbourg.
- 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.