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.

Yellow: Working with teens responsibly

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.

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Facebook announces new partnership with the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme

  • Awareness
  • 18/10/2017
  • 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.

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YouTubers #AskJuncker

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.

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Teens play an active role in their own online safety, new Microsoft research shows

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.

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New SuperErrori mini-series raises eSafety awareness in Italy

  • Awareness
  • 06/10/2017
  • 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.

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Artificial intelligence and the future

  • Awareness
  • 06/10/2017
  • 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.

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Greek Safer Internet Centre promotes positive online content

  • Awareness
  • 29/09/2017
  • 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.

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Bulgaria builds a national Cyberscouts network

  • Awareness
  • 26/09/2017
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

For the third year running, the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and its hotline have been training 12 and 13-year-old students across the country to advise and help their peers who have faced a risk or an incident on the internet. With eighteen completed trainings and four more coming up this autumn, the Cyberscouts' network will number more than 500 students in over 30 cities across the country.

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The Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying

ConnectSafely.org, a US-based non-profit internet safety organisation, and conveners of the US Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee, has recently published "The Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying", available for free online.

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International Literacy Day: Literacy in a digital world

Literacy, in its most basic sense, is defined as the ability to read, to write and to count. In time, its meaning has broadened to comprise a wide range of skills and abilities that are needed to fully and actively be part of society. Undeniably, literacy has become crucial in empowering children, young people and adults alike, and ensuring that they acquire those skills and competencies necessary to help them contribute to society and improve their lives.

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