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.

Police across Europe issue warning about the online coercion and extortion of children

Often referred to as "sextortion" or "webcam blackmailing", the online coercion and extortion of children – a form of digital blackmail where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money, has skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported.

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EuroDIG 2017: Together we come up with the best ideas

  • Awareness
  • 15/06/2017
  • Dalia, Estonian youth panellist

In this article, Dalia, a youth panellist from Estonia, reflects on her recent experience in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance.

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Outcomes of "DIGital futures: promises and pitfalls": Insafe at EuroDIG 2017

The 2017 edition of EuroDIG (the pan-European dialogue on internet governance) was a milestone event in the field, particularly as it celebrated its 10th anniversary and brought together an impressive number of stakeholders committed to fostering dialogue on the digital future. "The 10th EuroDIG is history. From 6-7 June around 600 participants have been warmly welcomed in Tallinn by the digital citizens of Estonia" stated the EuroDIG secretariat one week after the conference came to an end.

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EuroDIG 2017: Debating issues that concern the whole internet community

  • Awareness
  • 15/06/2017
  • Haris Kyritsis, Greek youth panellist

Including the voice of youth in internet governance discussions is important. Here, Haris Kyritsis, a youth panellist from Greece, reflects on his recent experiences in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance, and its preceding youth event.

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Are YOUth ready for the future? Insights on artificial intelligence and its impact on life

  • Youth
  • 14/06/2017
  • BIK Team

A new youth webinar on the subject of artificial intelligence aims to empower Insafe network youth panellists and equip them with additional knowledge on the implications of AI on privacy, protection of data and ways of living. The webinar, taking place on Thursday, 29 June 2017 from 18:00 CEST, is part of a wider elearning programme for youth to 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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European Youth Panel 2016: All about active youth participation

  • Youth
  • 07/06/2017
  • BIK Team

The European Youth Panel (YEP) 2016 report, drafted with contributions from youth panellists and the help of the youth moderators attending YEP and Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016, is now available online.

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SAFE.SI award competition for Slovenian schools

  • Awareness
  • 05/06/2017
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

299 pupils, 53 teachers and 38 schools from all over Slovenia have participated in this year's annual award competition for schools. This competition has been one of the most popular activities organised for Slovenian schools in recent years.

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Webinar on gaming for young Europeans

  • Youth
  • 02/06/2017
  • BIK Team

On Tuesday, 23 May 2017, a new youth webinar titled "How do YOUth game? Youth perspectives on the benefits of gaming" brought together youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe to learn more about gaming. 

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"DIGital futures: promises and pitfalls": Insafe at EuroDIG 2017

"DIGital futures: promises and pitfalls" is the theme of this year's EuroDIG, taking place in Tallinn, Estonia from 6-7 June 2017.

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Who are the Creators for Change?

According to a No Hate Speech Movement survey, 83 per cent of users have already encountered hate speech online. In an online world full of challenges and risks such as these, promoting positive messages among young people who are influenced by radical ideas such as hate speech and extremism may seem ambitious.

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