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.

Developing an online media platform for Bulgarian youth

  • Youth
  • 28/06/2018
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Involving young people in online content creation is a great way to develop their digital and media skills, while also minimising exposure to online risks and promoting positive and responsible online behaviour.

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Children's rights online: Ongoing debate, ongoing change

  • Awareness
  • 02/05/2018
  • Lorcan, Webwise Ireland Youth panellist

Lorcan, a member of the Webwise youth panel (part of the Irish Safer Internet Centre), recently attended the Facebook/Google EMEA Child Safety Summit in Dublin, Ireland, taking part in a panel discussion to ensure that the voice of youth was heard. Here, he recounts his experience.

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Microsoft's teen Council for Digital Good at one year: Learning, sharing and growing

Microsoft is a supporter of Safer Internet Day, the annual celebration of creating a safer and better internet for children and young people across the globe, and frequently launches new research and initiatives in support of the campaign. Last October, we reported on the establishment of Microsoft's Council for Digital Good. Here, Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft, reports on the success of its teen council after one year of operation.

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How young people use social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2018

  • Awareness
  • 18/04/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), presents new data on how young people from Austria use social media.

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SID 2018: Profiling the generation of native internet users

  • Awareness
  • 17/04/2018
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018, we asked our Youth Ambassadors how they would be marking the day and contributing to the theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you". Here, João Pedro Martins from Portugal tells us about his actions in raising awareness with youth in his country.

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Digital Youth Forum seeks young inspiring speakers

  • Awareness
  • 12/04/2018
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

The Empowering Children Foundation (Polish Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) is looking for young inspiring speakers for its annual Digital Youth Forum event.

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#TogetherForRespect - what happened on Safer Internet Day?

An online world free from bullying, racism and intolerance. This was the theme co-created by Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors during the 2017 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), as they launched a first youth participation scenario, #TogetherForRespect.

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Digital Leaders - a model youth participation scenario

Peer-to-peer education is a great way to educate others about staying safe online. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet has created a Digital Leaders Programme for primary and secondary schools. The aim of the programme is to train up young people to become "qualified" Digital Leaders in order for them to educate others in their community about staying safe online.

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Placing a focus on youth and cybercrime on SID 2018

  • Awareness
  • 16/03/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, right across the globe. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) placed a focus on youth and cybercrime as part of a range of activities and initiatives.

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Youth Ambassadors on Safer Internet Day

Create, connect and share respect! BIK Youth Ambassadors know that a better internet starts with each one of them, and they made sure to show this at a recent Safer Internet Day (SID) event in Strasbourg.

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