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.
- Anna Iosif (Youth representative)
In this article, Anna Iosif reflects on her recent experiences in attending the New Media Summer School and EuroDIG events, and asks whether young people can influence a better internet through involvement in internet governance discussions.Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
During the recent Children's Day celebrations in Portugal, the secondary school José Gomes Ferreira, in partnership with Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), developed three training sessions directed to a total of 400 students.Read more
- BIK team
A second youth webinar titled ‘What does ICANN do for the internet?' took place on Wednesday, 1 June 2016. It was attended by 23 youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and 3 Youth coordinators.Read more
- João Pedro, Youth ambassador, Portugal
Youth participation is an important aspect of the Better Internet for Kids strategy, and we regularly work with youth panellists and youth ambassadors from across the European network of Safer Internet Centres to gain their views on online trends and issues surrounding internet governance. Here, João Pedro, a youth ambassador from Portugal, shares his views on digital rights.Read more
- BIK team
On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 25 youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and 4 Youth coordinators attended a webinar on digital rights and citizenship.Read more
- Polish Safer Internet Centre
On 12 May 2016, the first Digital Youth Forum (DYF) was held in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland. Nearly 400 young people met to exchange views and inspire themselves in the field of creative use of new technologies.Read more
- BIK team
On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, youth panellists from across the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) are invited to attend a first webinar on digital rights and citizenship, entitled Digitally connected, digitally empowered – realising children's and young people's rights in a digital age and creating a better internet.Read more
- Alana, Irish SIC Youth panellist
Alana, a youth panellist with the Irish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), recently took part in a visit to Facebook's offices in Dublin with the Webwise Youth Panel. Here, she shares her experience.Read more
What are the rights that young people treasure most in today's age of digital technologies? What are the digital rights that young people treasure most nowadays? Are these respected universally? And how can young people ensure that their voices are heard when decisions that affect their online presence are taken?Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
Following Safer Internet Day 2016, our youth panellists from Greece, Thanassis and Alexander, share their views about how teenagers can play their part for a better Internet.Read more