Youth participation in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda allows young people to express their views and exchange knowledge and experiences concerning their use of online technologies, as well as tips on how to stay safe.
They also advise on internet safety and empowerment strategy, help create innovative resources and disseminate eSafety messages to their peers.
On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to youth participation in the BIK agenda.
- Lili Leisser, BIK Youth Ambassador
In February, Lili Leisser, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador from Austria was invited to the Domainpulse event, organised by nic.at, DENIC and SWITCH. She shares her experience in the article below.Read more
- Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
In 2020, the international Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated differently in Lithuania. More than 200 pupils, teachers and experts became active creators of solutions for a safer and better internet in a one-day hackathon CYBERteens.Read more
- Cyprus Safer Internet Centre
On Saturday, 1 February 2020, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education and Culture organised a training workshop for the members of the CYberSafety Youth Panel Cyprus, which 30 people attended.Read more
- BIK Team
In celebration of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020, a group of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors prepared a Youth Pledge for a Better Internet on how to make the information on the apps and services they use on the internet more age appropriate for children and young people.Read more
It's a new year and a new decade, and teens and adults around the world hope that respect, safety and freedom will define online life in the 2020s, new Microsoft research shows.Read more
For World Kindness Day, on Wednesday, 13 November 2019, Microsoft called on teens across the globe to assist adults with online issues. That's because, according to their latest research conducted in 25 countries, teens are considerably better than adults at tracking down useful resources to help resolve digital difficulties.Read more
The new school year is well underway in many parts of the world, and parents may be inclined to share news and photos of their star pupil's success or involvement in new activities. Before you do, however, know that teens around the world say parents share (or "sharent") too much about them on social media – so much so that it's become a concern for more than four in 10.Read more
- BIK Team
On Wednesday, 21 and Thursday, 21 November 2019, 26 youth panellists from 20 European countries came together in Brussels, Belgium to attend the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2019 and the preceding BIK Youth Panel.Read more
- Irish Safer Internet Centre
Dublin City University was home to the largest ever gathering of experts, educators, parents and policy makers, to discuss and share ideas on the best possible methods to tackle bullying, cyberbullying and promote online safety at the World Anti-Bullying Forum 2019.Read more
- João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador
In 2019, the Convention on the Rights of the Child turned 30. To celebrate this, Portuguese Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador João Pedro Martins took part in awareness sessions on the digital rights of children and young people in the Azores Archipelago, and shares some takeaways below.Read more