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.

Creative workshop: a format for cooperation between the Safer Internet Youth Forums of the Baltic Countries

  • Awareness
  • 17/01/2018
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

For three years now, Lithuania has hosted the Safer Internet Youth Forum partially funded under the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) as part of the European Commission's Better Internet for Kids strategy.

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Dealing with online risks

  • Awareness
  • 11/01/2018
  • Liam, student and Maltese Youth Panel Member

Here, Liam, a student and member of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Youth Panel, shares his views on dealing with online risks, especially for the protection of younger internet users.

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My journey to the 2017 European Youth Panel and Safer Internet Forum

  • Youth
  • 11/01/2018
  • Henkka, Finnish Youth Panellist

Henkka, Youth Panellist from the Finnish Safer Internet Centre, shared the journey from Finland to Belgium where the European Youth Panel and Safer Internet Forum took place on 22 – 23 November 2017. 

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12th edition of the BIK bulletin: SIF and YEP 2017 and SID 2018 updates!

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this time round, we look back at the recent Safer Internet Forum (SIF) and the preceding European Youth Panel (YEP).

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Generation Media: becoming media literate together during Dutch Media Literacy Week 2017

  • Awareness
  • 14/12/2017
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Starting the dialogue about media use and skills, learning from each other and becoming media literate together: that's what this year's Dutch Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) was all about. The 8th edition of the yearly campaign took place from 17-24 November 2017. With the brand new Media Literacy Debate for youngsters, more than 165,000 children registered for the MediaMasters Game, and around 130 activities took place all over the country. As we celebrate a successful week, read about some of the highlights below.

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Youth panel YouTube feed: young people and creativity

  • Awareness
  • 14/12/2017
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Back in November 2016, the Estonian Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) (part of the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) won the biannual Insafe resource competition with a project proposal called "Youth Panel YouTube feed". The resulting project took place from March to November 2017 and the main idea was to support an interactive online collaboration between youth panel members from three countries (Austria, Lithuania and Estonia) to create a pan-European YouTube channel.

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YEP, we can make a change!

  • Youth
  • 11/12/2017
  • Noah, youth panellist from Luxembourg

Young people from across Europe met recently for the 9th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP), which took place in Brussels last month. In total, 15 young people from 13 countries were selected from their national youth panels to represent their peers, share their ideas and contribute to a new youth campaign. They also attended the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), where they participated in high-level panel discussions. Here, Noah from Luxembourg shares his experience.

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My time at YEP and SIF 2017 - an unforgettable experience!

  • Youth
  • 11/12/2017
  • Lili, youth panellist from Austria

Young people from across Europe met recently for the 9th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP), which took place in Brussels last month. In total, 15 young people from 13 countries were selected from their national youth panels to represent their peers, share their ideas and contribute to a new youth campaign. They also attended the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), where they participated in high-level panel discussions. Here, Lili from Austria shares her experience.

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State of the World's Children Report - Children in a Digital World

UNICEF has launched its flagship publication, The State of the World's Children Report, which this year focuses on Children in a Digital World.

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We must join #TogetherForRespect

  • Youth
  • 11/12/2017
  • Sophie, youth panellist from the UK

Young people from across Europe met recently for the 9th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP), which took place in Brussels last month. In total, 15 young people from 13 countries were selected from their national youth panels to represent their peers, share their ideas and contribute to a new youth campaign. They also attended the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), where they participated in high-level panel discussions. Here, Sophie from the UK shares her experience.

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