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.
"Why don't you do us all a huge favour and kill yourself." Peer-to-peer training on online hate speech
- Icelandic Safer Internet Centre
Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) have been the national coordinator for the No Hate Speech Movement in Iceland since 2013. Various activities and events have been conducted as part of the campaign, such as attending games of the national football team and handing out No Hate material, hosting a game for young people on Instagram, writing newspaper articles, visiting teenagers in schools and raising awareness on hate speech, sending a No Hate poster to every school in the country and getting the SIC youth panel actively involved.Read more
- BIK team
The UN-designated World Youth Skills Day seeks to create greater awareness of, and discussion on, the importance of technical and vocational education and training, and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to a reduction in unemployment and underemployment among youth across the globe. It will also highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills.Read more
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
During 2016, the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has established a fruitful partnership with IT Step Academy Bulgaria - a large organisation where grown-ups and children alike go to develop their IT skills.Read more
- Florian Daniel (Youth ambassador)
In this article, Florian Daniel describes his journey as a youth involved in internet governance issues, and reflects on the challenges of keeping youth involved.Read more
- Kimberly Anastácio (Youth representative)
Here, Brazilian researcher Kimberly Anastácio recounts how she got involved in the youth internet governance movement, and tells of how it has helped shape her subsequent career and opportunities.Read more
- María José Velasquez Flores (Youth representative)
In this article, María José Velasquez Flores gives her views on why media and information literacy matters for young people, and why they should be encouraged to contribute to internet governance debates on such issues.Read more
- Anna Iosif (Youth representative)
In this article, Anna Iosif reflects on her recent experiences in attending the New Media Summer School and EuroDIG events, and asks whether young people can influence a better internet through involvement in internet governance discussions.Read more
- Auke Pals (Youth representative)
Auke Pals, 19, is a part-time high school student, a member of the Dutch Digital Youth Council, and a youth representative of European Digital Youth. Here, he reflects on his attendance at SEEDIG – the South Eastern Europe Dialogue on Internet Governance – and his ability to contribute to internet governance issues as a young European citizen.Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
During the recent Children's Day celebrations in Portugal, the secondary school José Gomes Ferreira, in partnership with Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), developed three training sessions directed to a total of 400 students.Read more
- BIK team
A second youth webinar titled ‘What does ICANN do for the internet?' took place on Wednesday, 1 June 2016. It was attended by 23 youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and 3 Youth coordinators.Read more