YOUTH

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.

Youth for Rights 2017 - call for participants

Youth for Rights is calling for participants, aged 18-30, from across Europe!

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IGF 2016 – Portuguese Youth Ambassador

Portuguese Youth Ambassador, João Pedro Martins, recently had the opportunity to attend the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Mexico. Here he shares his experience.

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Friendly Internet Zone for Lithuanian schools

  • Awareness
  • 21/12/2016
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

The annual national exhibition ‘Mokykla 2016' (School 2016), which took place 25-26 November 2016 in the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre (LITEXPO), was dedicated to meeting and talking with families, teachers and other stakeholders in schools' activities.

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YouTube stars: young entrepreneurs and digital technology

  • Awareness
  • 15/12/2016
  • Evelina, youth panellist and YouTube star

Social media relies on sharing, which can translate into more views, a higher number of followers and lately, into potential 21st century careers, such as becoming a YouTube star.

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Teens need to be aware of online advertising models

  • Awareness
  • 15/12/2016
  • Christina, Greek youth panellist

Hearing the views and the voices of youth is an important part of the work we do in aiming to create a better internet for kids. As part of our December 2016 edition of the BIK bulletin which focuses on online adverting and the commercialisation of childhood, we asked some of our youth panellists their views. Here, Christina from Greece shares her viewpoint.

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It's easy to get influenced online by people you look up to

  • Awareness
  • 14/12/2016
  • Ida, Swedish youth panellist

Hearing the views and the voices of youth is an important part of the work we do in aiming to create a better internet for kids. As part of our December 2016 edition of the BIK bulletin, which focuses on online adverting and the commercialisation of childhood, we asked some of our youth panellists their views. Here, 16-year-old Ida from Sweden has her say.

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Human Rights Day

Every year on 10 December, Human Rights Day is celebrated to remind us of this memorable day when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations back in 1948.
 
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Youth against online hate culture

  • Youth
  • 07/12/2016
  • Guðný Rós, Youth panellist

At the recent Safer Internet Forum, Guðný Rós, a youth panellist from Iceland, participated in a panel on ‘Hate speech and radicalisation online'. Here she further shares her views on the topic and details how she has supported awareness raising actions in schools.

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European youth at Safer Internet Forum 2016

  • Youth
  • 29/11/2016
  • European Youth Panel

Last week, 19 young people from all over Europe came together in Luxembourg to prepare for and attend the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016. This year again, the youth panelists were a diverse group with ages ranging from 13 to 19 years old, with various backgrounds and different interests. 

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Safer Internet Forum 2016

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 took place on Thursday, 24 November at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg. This event saw more than 200 participants join together to discuss principles, policies and practices for a better internet.

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