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.

Digital Leaders - a model youth participation scenario

Peer-to-peer education is a great way to educate others about staying safe online. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet has created a Digital Leaders Programme for primary and secondary schools. The aim of the programme is to train up young people to become "qualified" Digital Leaders in order for them to educate others in their community about staying safe online.

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Placing a focus on youth and cybercrime on SID 2018

  • Awareness
  • 16/03/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, right across the globe. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) placed a focus on youth and cybercrime as part of a range of activities and initiatives.

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Youth Ambassadors on Safer Internet Day

Create, connect and share respect! BIK Youth Ambassadors know that a better internet starts with each one of them, and they made sure to show this at a recent Safer Internet Day (SID) event in Strasbourg.

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IGF 2017 from a youth perspective

  • Awareness
  • 19/01/2018
  • Charalampos Kyritsis, Youth Ambassador

Including the voice of youth in internet governance discussions is important. Here, Charalampos Kyritsis, a youth panellist from Greece, reflects on his recent experiences in attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a key annual event in the global internet governance calendar.

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Creative workshop: a format for cooperation between the Safer Internet Youth Forums of the Baltic Countries

  • Awareness
  • 17/01/2018
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

For three years now, Lithuania has hosted the Safer Internet Youth Forum partially funded under the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) as part of the European Commission's Better Internet for Kids strategy.

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Dealing with online risks

  • Awareness
  • 11/01/2018
  • Liam, student and Maltese Youth Panel Member

Here, Liam, a student and member of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Youth Panel, shares his views on dealing with online risks, especially for the protection of younger internet users.

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My journey to the 2017 European Youth Panel and Safer Internet Forum

  • Youth
  • 11/01/2018
  • Henkka, Finnish Youth Panellist

Henkka, Youth Panellist from the Finnish Safer Internet Centre, shared the journey from Finland to Belgium where the European Youth Panel and Safer Internet Forum took place on 22 – 23 November 2017. 

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12th edition of the BIK bulletin: SIF and YEP 2017 and SID 2018 updates!

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this time round, we look back at the recent Safer Internet Forum (SIF) and the preceding European Youth Panel (YEP).

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Generation Media: becoming media literate together during Dutch Media Literacy Week 2017

  • Awareness
  • 14/12/2017
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Starting the dialogue about media use and skills, learning from each other and becoming media literate together: that's what this year's Dutch Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) was all about. The 8th edition of the yearly campaign took place from 17-24 November 2017. With the brand new Media Literacy Debate for youngsters, more than 165,000 children registered for the MediaMasters Game, and around 130 activities took place all over the country. As we celebrate a successful week, read about some of the highlights below.

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Youth panel YouTube feed: young people and creativity

  • Awareness
  • 14/12/2017
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Back in November 2016, the Estonian Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) (part of the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) won the biannual Insafe resource competition with a project proposal called "Youth Panel YouTube feed". The resulting project took place from March to November 2017 and the main idea was to support an interactive online collaboration between youth panel members from three countries (Austria, Lithuania and Estonia) to create a pan-European YouTube channel.

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