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.
- Noelia, Youth moderator
This week, 19 youth panellists from across Europe are meeting in Luxembourg at the European Youth Panel (YEP). This annual event precedes the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016, where the participating youth also input to high-level discussions with multiple stakeholders on creating a better internet. Here, one of the youth moderators of YEP, Noelia, provides her views on the technological innovations of today and of the future.Read more
- Insafe network
Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) is meeting in Luxembourg to exchange knowledge and experience about the latest online issues and trends, and how these might impact on the work of awareness centres and helplines in Europe.Read more
- BIK team
- BIK youth
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 Back2School edition of the BIK bulletin, we asked three of our youth ambassadors how they plan to be good digital citizens as they embark on the start of a new academic year. Find out how they responded.Read more
- BIK team
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.Read more
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), represented by Evelina Lafchiyska – the coordinator of the helpline, and Anna Bratoeva – youth representative, delivered a workshop at the leading European child participation conference CATS – Children as Actors for Transforming Society (#CATS16), in Caux, Switzerland from 26 July to 1 August 2016.Read more
- BIK Team
On 12 August, young people and the wider community alike celebrate ‘International Youth Day', a day that raises awareness across the world of a different topical issue every year.Read more
- Belgian Safer Internet Centre
Child Focus is taking youth participation to the next level! In order to find motivated and enthusiastic youngsters for our Youth Platform, we want to implement a structured approach towards Belgian secondary schools. Interested schools who want to work on initiatives for better online experiences and related topics can apply to participate in the initiative for ‘Youth Ambassadors for Better Internet'. A minimum of 20 schools will be chosen on a yearly basis.Read more
- BIK team
Iceland's National Radio – RÚV (the Icelandic equivalent of the BBC) has added a new programme to its schedule called News for Kids. The programme's hosts report on various events and issues in society which are important to children, presenting them in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.Read more
- Icelandic Safer Internet Centre
The SAMAN-Group (TOGETHER-group) is an interdisciplinary group of people working on young people and prevention, including social workers and representatives of various NGOs. One of the group's main purposes is to promote positive messages to parents about their role as their children's educators with an emphasis on families spending time together.Read more