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.
- 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
- João Pedro, Youth ambassador, Portugal
Youth participation is an important aspect of the Better Internet for Kids strategy, and we regularly work with youth panellists and youth ambassadors from across the European network of Safer Internet Centres to gain their views on online trends and issues surrounding internet governance. Here, João Pedro, a youth ambassador from Portugal, shares his views on digital rights.Read more
- BIK team
On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 25 youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and 4 Youth coordinators attended a webinar on digital rights and citizenship.Read more
- Polish Safer Internet Centre
On 12 May 2016, the first Digital Youth Forum (DYF) was held in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland. Nearly 400 young people met to exchange views and inspire themselves in the field of creative use of new technologies.Read more
- BIK team
On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, youth panellists from across the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) are invited to attend a first webinar on digital rights and citizenship, entitled Digitally connected, digitally empowered – realising children's and young people's rights in a digital age and creating a better internet.Read more
- Alana, Irish SIC Youth panellist
Alana, a youth panellist with the Irish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), recently took part in a visit to Facebook's offices in Dublin with the Webwise Youth Panel. Here, she shares her experience.Read more