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.

Critical thinking must be taught, improved and tested

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

The topical issue of fake news is the focus for the June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential, especially on new and emerging issues. Here, João from Portugal shares his thoughts.

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Combatting fake news through education

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • Florian Daniel, Youth Ambassador

The June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on the highly topical issue of fake news. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Florian from Austria shares his views.

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The fight against fake news: media literacy as a useful tool

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • Ľuboš Perniš, Youth Ambassador

The June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on the highly topical issue of fake news. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Ľuboš, a youth ambassador from Slovakia, shares his thoughts.

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Information is power in the fake news era

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • Noelia Diaz, Youth Ambassador
The June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on the highly topical issue of fake news. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Noelia, a youth ambassador from Spain, shares her thoughts.
 
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Combatting fake news with critical thinking

The June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on the highly topical issue of fake news. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Ida from Sweden shares her views.

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Police across Europe issue warning about the online coercion and extortion of children

Often referred to as "sextortion" or "webcam blackmailing", the online coercion and extortion of children – a form of digital blackmail where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money, has skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported.

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EuroDIG 2017: Together we come up with the best ideas

  • Awareness
  • 15/06/2017
  • Dalia, Estonian youth panellist

In this article, Dalia, a youth panellist from Estonia, reflects on her recent experience in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance.

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Outcomes of "DIGital futures: promises and pitfalls": Insafe at EuroDIG 2017

The 2017 edition of EuroDIG (the pan-European dialogue on internet governance) was a milestone event in the field, particularly as it celebrated its 10th anniversary and brought together an impressive number of stakeholders committed to fostering dialogue on the digital future. "The 10th EuroDIG is history. From 6-7 June around 600 participants have been warmly welcomed in Tallinn by the digital citizens of Estonia" stated the EuroDIG secretariat one week after the conference came to an end.

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EuroDIG 2017: Debating issues that concern the whole internet community

  • Awareness
  • 15/06/2017
  • Haris Kyritsis, Greek youth panellist

Including the voice of youth in internet governance discussions is important. Here, Haris Kyritsis, a youth panellist from Greece, reflects on his recent experiences in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance, and its preceding youth event.

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Are YOUth ready for the future? Insights on artificial intelligence and its impact on life

  • Youth
  • 14/06/2017
  • BIK Team

A new youth webinar on the subject of artificial intelligence aims to empower Insafe network youth panellists and equip them with additional knowledge on the implications of AI on privacy, protection of data and ways of living. The webinar, taking place on Thursday, 29 June 2017 from 18:00 CEST, is part of a wider elearning programme for youth to provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be responsible digital citizens, able to benefit from meaningful participation and involvement in discussions that matter to them.

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