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.
- Lorcan, Webwise Ireland Youth panellist
Microsoft is a supporter of Safer Internet Day, the annual celebration of creating a safer and better internet for children and young people across the globe, and frequently launches new research and initiatives in support of the campaign. Last October, we reported on the establishment of Microsoft's Council for Digital Good. Here, Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft, reports on the success of its teen council after one year of operation.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
Saferinternet.at, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), presents new data on how young people from Austria use social media.Read more
- João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018, we asked our Youth Ambassadors how they would be marking the day and contributing to the theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you". Here, João Pedro Martins from Portugal tells us about his actions in raising awareness with youth in his country.Read more
- Polish Safer Internet Centre
The Empowering Children Foundation (Polish Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) is looking for young inspiring speakers for its annual Digital Youth Forum event.Read more
- BIK Youth Ambassadors
An online world free from bullying, racism and intolerance. This was the theme co-created by Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors during the 2017 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), as they launched a first youth participation scenario, #TogetherForRespect.Read more
- BIK Youth
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.Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
- BIK Team
- 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.Read more