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.

How do YOUth game? Youth perspectives on the benefits of gaming

  • Youth
  • 12/05/2017
  • BIK Team

Youth panellists from the Insafe network's national youth panels are invited to participate in a new webinar focusing on gaming. Taking place on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 from 17:00 CEST, the webinar is part of a wider elearning programme that aims to empower youth and provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be responsible digital citizens, able to benefit from meaningful participation and involvement in discussions that matter to them.

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Bulgarian youth ask Facebook to collect less private data

  • Awareness
  • 04/05/2017
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Young people in Bulgaria recently asked Facebook to collect less personal data from users. The teens also proposed that Facebook, the most popular social media platform in Bulgaria, think about minimising the scope of friends' search.

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Early childhood education and care poll: have your say!

  • Youth
  • 07/04/2017
  • European Schoolnet

More than 250 early childhood education and care (ECEC) stakeholders met at the Great Start in Life conference to discuss this important stage in learner development. Now, we are inviting you to share your opinion!

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Let's talk about… cyberbullying!

  • Awareness
  • 29/03/2017
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

The March 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on cyberbullying and, in particular, new approaches to combatting it. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, João from Portugal shares his thoughts.

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It's not your fault if you have been exposed to cyberbullying!

The March 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on cyberbullying and, in particular, new approaches to combatting it. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Ida from Sweden shares her experiences of cyberbullying.

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Let's combat cyberbullying together!

  • Awareness
  • 29/03/2017
  • Kathrin Morasch, Youth Ambassador

The March 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on cyberbullying and, in particular, new approaches to combatting it. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Kathrin from Germany shares her views.

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How young people use social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2017

  • Awareness
  • 27/03/2017
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Saferinternet.at, published the results of the second "Youth Internet Monitor": an inquiry into how young people in Austria use social platforms. Its goal is to keep track of young people's favourite social media platforms and to identify new trends and possible issues at stake.

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Youth for Rights event in Brussels

All human beings have human rights, as inscribed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But to what extent do we respect human rights when we cross the border from the offline world into the online space where anonymity comes into play and acts as a cover for behaviour that can sometimes be less respectful towards other human beings?

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Raising awareness with Portuguese youth on SID

  • Awareness
  • 22/02/2017
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, we asked our Youth Ambassadors how they would be marking the day and contributing to the theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet". Here, João Pedro Martins from Portugal tells us about his actions in raising awareness with youth in his country.

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Let us unite for a more tolerant internet!

  • Awareness
  • 21/02/2017
  • Ľuboš Perniš, Youth Ambassador

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, we asked our Youth Ambassadors to tell us what the theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet" means to them. Here, Ľuboš Perniš shares his views on the issue of intolerance online.

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