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.

Portuguese Digital Leaders attend Virtual Educa Connect 2020

  • Youth
  • 03/09/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

On Thursday, 23 July 2020, the Portuguese Digital Leaders attended the Virtual Educa Connect 2020 online conference, the largest international virtual meeting on innovation in education for social transformation. More specifically, the group was involved in a panel discussion on "Digital Citizenship: Risks and Challenges in the ‘New Normal'".

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#SERJOVEMEMCASA: a campaign for Portuguese youth in lockdown

  • Youth
  • 19/08/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

On European Youth Information Day, celebrated on Friday, 17 April 2020, the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ), member of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), launched the #SERJOVEMEMCASA (Being young at home) campaign, to encourage and promote online projects by and for young people.

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Join the European Debate Competition!

  • Youth
  • 06/08/2020
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Mediawijs, which is part of the Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is looking for young people aged 18-25 who fancy a great adventure, speak a little English, don't hesitate to share their opinion, are interested in Europe and politics, have some time during the autumn of 2020 and spring of 2021, would like to debate about several current topics and are willing to travel around Europe for a European debate competition. 

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BIK Youth at COFACE Digital Citizenship Breakfast Byte – Are youth all natural digital citizens?

  • Youth
  • 22/07/2020
  • BIK Team

From Monday, 11 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020, COFACE Families Europe marked the International Day of Families 2020 by hosting Digital Citizenship Breakfast Bytes, a series of eight 90-minute online sessions (from 9:30-11:00 CEST) aiming to increase critical thinking and understanding of the digital world. Four Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors hosted the last session, "Are youth all natural digital citizens?" on Wednesday, 20 May 2020, discussing what being a digital citizen meant to them.

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World Youth Skills Day 2020 – Building young people's resilience to the pandemic through digital skills

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 marks World Youth Skills Day (WYSD), an annual observance organised by the United Nations (UN), an opportunity for various stakeholders to "acknowledge and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship".

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SIC+ countries meet to discuss awareness raising and youth participation

Global participants in the SIC+ programme recently took part in a webinar to share experiences and good practices relating to awareness raising and youth participation in online safety issues. The Insafe and INHOPE networks launched the SIC+ initiative with the aim of extending and replicating the successful Safer Internet Centre (SIC) model beyond Europe.

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EuroDIG 2020 through the eyes of a BIK Youth Ambassador

  • Youth
  • 01/07/2020
  • Kathrin Morasch, BIK Youth Ambassador

Kathrin, BIK Youth Ambassador from Germany, took part in the EuroDIG 2020 (European Dialogue on Internet Governance), which took place from Wednesday, 10 June to Friday, 12 June 2020 online. Below, she shares the main take-aways of the sessions she attended.

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Making terms and conditions accessible to young people with the BIK Youth Ambassadors

  • Youth
  • 30/06/2020
  • BIK Team

In February 2020, a group of six Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors marked Safer Internet Day (SID) by hosting a dialogue with industry members from the Alliance to better protect minors online at the European Commission (EC) on the age appropriateness of apps and services' privacy information for children and young people. Below, three of them – Matej, Kathrin and Charampoulos – look back on their experience and share their aspirations.

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The power of likes through the eyes of Greek SIC's Youth Panel

  • Youth
  • 12/06/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Teenagers and adults are constantly bombarded with images depicting "perfect" bodies, faces, products and relationships, making them feel inadequate and urging them to have similar lifestyles.

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Bulgarian youth panellist named one of 12 "kid activists who are changing the world"

  • Youth
  • 11/06/2020
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

16-year-old Bulgarian youth panellist Milena Radoytseva was recently recognised as one of 12 kid activists who are changing their communities and the world for the better by The Washington Post. As a member of the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre's Youth panel, Milena is making the internet safer for Bulgarian children and their families.

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