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.
- Haris Kyritsis, Greek youth panelist
From 24-26 October 2017, a seminar titled "Youth participation in internet governance" was held at the European Youth Center in Strasbourg, organised by the Council of Europe (CoE). Its main aim was to find ways to engage more young people in the internet governance ecosystem. Here Haris Kyritsis, a youth panellist from Greece, reflects on his participation.Read more
- Irish Safer Internet Centre
Webwise recently hosted an internet safety panel discussion at the Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20 year olds. The one-hour discussion hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ) addressed important online issues for teens including online exploitation, peer-led anti-bullying campaigns and non-consensual sharing of explicit images.Read more
- Ukraine Safer Internet Day Committee
At the Youth IGF-UA Pro (organised as a pre-event of the 8th Ukrainian Internet Governance Forum (IGF-UA)) and at the IGF-UA itself, held in October 2017 in Kiyv, Ukraine, the representative of the Ukraine Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee presented key points on child safety online and shared SID messages. The next edition of Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 with a theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you".Read more
As part of the wider Better Internet for Kids project, we regularly liaise with the providers of online services to provide feedback on new apps and services, and real-life insight into some of the challenges which children and young people face online when using such products, as communicated through our network of helplines and the like. Equally, we welcome information on the steps being taken by industry to help to keep users safe online. We recently heard from Yellow on their approach.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
Childnet, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is teaming up with Facebook and the Diana Award to deliver a project that will see thousands of young people across the UK trained as peer educators.Read more
- BIK Team
Listening to the voice of young people has long been part of the European agenda. In a recent event, President Jean-Claude Juncker proved to be a keen conversationalist as he spoke with some of today's most popular digital influencers among young people; that is, YouTubers.Read more
It's fundamental that each of us plays a critical role in our own online safety, and young people and teens are no exception. Adults could take a cue from teens in this area, however, as teenagers are more likely to act in response to online risk, defend others and ask for help, according to preliminary results of a new Microsoft study.Read more
- Italian Safer Internet Centre
The Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Generazioni Connesse, has launched a new campaign which aims to raise awareness of eSafety issues among Italian youth and parents.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
The Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Saferinternet.at, recently attended the "Future Innovators Summit" of the Ars Electronica Festival. Read on to find out more about the event.Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
On the final day of the inaugural Positive Online Content Campaign (POCC) Awareness Week, we focus on national positive online content initiatives. Here, we hear from the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) on some of its resources which help to promote positive online content concepts with the aim of providing better online experiences for children and young people.Read more