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.

European youth targeted with sexual harassment on the internet

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2017
  • Danish, Hungarian and UK Safer Internet Centres

Recent research published by Project deSHAME, a Europe-wide collaboration, reveals that young people across Europe are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital platforms.

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Over 1,100 Romanian children joined the fight against cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2017
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

The competition #WithoutHateOnline took place from June to September 2017 with the aim of combating and preventing online bullying, a phenomenon which is quite widespread among Romanian children. More than 69 per cent of Romanian youth report having encountered bullying on the internet.

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European Youth Panel 2017: youth testimonials

  • Youth
  • 07/12/2017
  • BIK Youth

Giving youth the opportunity to have their say is crucial for youth participation and, here at BIK Youth, we made sure the voices of the young people attending the recent edition of the European Youth Panel were heard!

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European Youth Panel 2017: youth participation highlights

  • Youth
  • 07/12/2017
  • BIK Youth

The European Youth Panel (YEP) met recently. YEP, it was that time of the year again when youth representatives from across Europe came together to share their work and views on how to foster a safer and better internet for children and young people.

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Children's rights in the digital age

  • Awareness
  • 06/12/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Each year, on 20 November, we celebrate Universal Children's Day. The day is linked to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and was first proclaimed by the United Nations on 20 November 1989 – long before the current digital era!

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Romanian SIC relaunches its volunteering programme

  • Awareness
  • 05/12/2017
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

At the beginning of the school year, the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) invited all teachers and youth workers across the country to join the Ora de Net programme as volunteers. The first step of the process was for teachers to register in order to receive materials and then organise an educational activity with the aim of conducting a children's consultation.

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SoMe Youth Panel in Denmark

  • Awareness
  • 22/11/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

The Danish youth ambassador panel, "SoMe Youth Panel", consists of ten young people (six girls and four boys) aged 13-18. They have been recruited from around Denmark with representation from different demographic, ethnic and socio-economic groups and with no special prerequisites for participation other than being young, and being prepared to take part in the workshops and to be the voice of a generation in different contexts. In recruiting young people for the youth panel, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) benefitted from the great network of schools that Save the Children Denmark (SCDK) and the Centre for Digital Youth Care (CDYC) have built throughout the years of working in the field.

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Better Internet for Kids builds a Youth Programme!

  • Youth
  • 21/11/2017
  • BIK Team

Growing up in a digital environment has become more than just a motto; it's an actual fact for most of today's youth. While constantly trying to keep up to speed with new online services, learn more about media, and stay safe online, young people often face a series of questions from parents, educators and carers, and sometimes even from other youngsters who trust their peers with online concerns. Here at Better Internet for Kids (BIK), we believe that sharing the right information is key to staying safe online, and we also believe that young people should speak up, particularly when it comes to their participation online!

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BIK Youth launches first youth participation scenario

  • Youth
  • 21/11/2017
  • BIK Team

The number of internet end users has increased beyond 3.5 billion, out of which minors represent one in three and, in some countries, even one in two. What has BIK Youth started to do for a better internet for these young end users? A co-creation process has been launched as part of a wider BIK Youth Programme where, ultimately, young people will develop a range of youth participation scenarios for online safety guidance, learning, campaigning and decision making.

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European Youth Panel 2017

  • Youth
  • 21/11/2017
  • BIK Team

The European Youth Panel (YEP) is just around the corner! YEP, it's that time of the year when European youth representatives come together to share their work and views on how to foster a better internet for children and young people. We've learnt from previous editions of YEP (see also YEP 2015 and YEP 2016) that young people can do amazing and creative work together, engaging in discussions and activities that aim to empower them to be responsible users of online technologies.

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