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.

News for kids: reporting on safer internet issues

  • News
  • 04/08/2016
  • 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.

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Positive outreach to parents: spend more time with your teenagers!

  • News
  • 25/07/2016
  • 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.

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Youth representatives attend national meeting on actions against violence

  • Youth
  • 22/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Members of the youth panel of the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC) were given the opportunity to take part in a national meeting on actions against violence last January, hosted by the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Social Welfare and Housing. 

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"Why don't you do us all a huge favour and kill yourself." Peer-to-peer training on online hate speech

  • Youth
  • 18/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) have been the national coordinator for the No Hate Speech Movement in Iceland since 2013. Various activities and events have been conducted as part of the campaign, such as attending games of the national football team and handing out No Hate material, hosting a game for young people on Instagram, writing newspaper articles, visiting teenagers in schools and raising awareness on hate speech, sending a No Hate poster to every school in the country and getting the SIC youth panel actively involved.

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World Youth Skills Day

  • Youth
  • 15/07/2016
  • BIK team

The UN-designated World Youth Skills Day seeks to create greater awareness of, and discussion on, the importance of technical and vocational education and training, and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to a reduction in unemployment and underemployment among youth across the globe. It will also highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills.

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Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre teams up with an IT Academy

  • Youth
  • 12/07/2016
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

During 2016, the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has established a fruitful partnership with IT Step Academy Bulgaria - a large organisation where grown-ups and children alike go to develop their IT skills.

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The challenge of keeping youth involved in internet governance issues

  • News
  • 29/06/2016
  • Florian Daniel (Youth ambassador)

In this article, Florian Daniel describes his journey as a youth involved in internet governance issues, and reflects on the challenges of keeping youth involved.

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SEEDIG 2016 – internet governance in South Eastern Europe

  • News
  • 29/06/2016
  • Auke Pals (Youth representative)

Auke Pals, 19, is a part-time high school student, a member of the Dutch Digital Youth Council, and a youth representative of European Digital Youth. Here, he reflects on his attendance at SEEDIG – the South Eastern Europe Dialogue on Internet Governance – and his ability to contribute to internet governance issues as a young European citizen.

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What does it means to be part of a youth programme?

  • News
  • 29/06/2016
  • Kimberly Anastácio (Youth representative)

Here, Brazilian researcher Kimberly Anastácio recounts how she got involved in the youth internet governance movement, and tells of how it has helped shape her subsequent career and opportunities.

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Why media and information literacy matters?

  • News
  • 29/06/2016
  • María José Velasquez Flores (Youth representative)

In this article, María José Velasquez Flores gives her views on why media and information literacy matters for young people, and why they should be encouraged to contribute to internet governance debates on such issues.

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