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.

Young Europeans and democracy: it's complicated

Studies carried out in various European countries in the latest decades all come the same conclusions: young Europeans disengage from – and sometimes, even disavow – democracy. Yet, there is more to this picture; the rise of digital technologies has empowered young people to participate in the democratic process in new ways.

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Resources from the Insafe network on democracy and political participation

To mark the European Youth Week, which focuses on "Democracy and me", the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Team curated a few engaging resources on democracy and political participation, targeted to young people. All these resources were designed by members of the Insafe network, across Europe.

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Save the date! The European Youth Week is getting close

The European Youth Week will take place from Monday, 29 April to Sunday, 5 May 2019. This event takes place every two years and aims to celebrate and promote youth engagement through activities organised in all 33 countries participating in Erasmus+.

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Young people and social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2019

  • Youth
  • 08/04/2019
  • 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.

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#VoteForChildren, a campaign putting child rights at the heart of EU action

With the European Parliament elections less than two months away, a coalition of organisations working on children's issues decided it's time to vote for a Europe that puts the rights of children at the heart of its agenda. In a context of increasing inequalities and an uncertain economic and climatic future, children's rights have never been more important for a better, safer, more equal and prosperous future. 

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#EuropeKidsWant: The future of Europe according to young people

  • Youth
  • 04/04/2019
  • BIK Team

The #EuropeKidsWant campaign is an opportunity for children and young people across Europe and beyond to make their voices heard among Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on a variety of topics, via an online survey.

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'Step Up, Speak Up' - Youth-led event in Brussels to tackle online sexual harassment

  • Awareness
  • 04/04/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

On 11th April 2019 in Brussels, much-needed and ground-breaking resources will be launched to help tackle online sexual harassment among young people. Experts from the UK, Denmark and Hungary who have been working on this issue for the past two years will be present at the event. The launch will also be an opportunity to meet and talk to young people from these countries and hear them talk about what support they need from professionals.

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How do young people show civil courage online?

  • Awareness
  • 03/04/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

The Austrian initiative Saferinternet.at was involved in a major study on the topic of "Civil Courage 2.0". The insights show how important bystanders' role is in online conflicts. 

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jugend.support portal empowers German youth

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • German Safer Internet Centre

jugend.support is an advice and support website addressing kids of 12 years and older. It was developed by order of the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) by partners within the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC). The awareness centre, klicksafe, manages the project in cooperation with the hotlines internet-beschwerdestelle.de (implemented by eco and FSM) and jugendschutz.net, the child helpline Nummer gegen Kummer, as well as the peer-to-peer project JUUUPORT.de.

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Training day for CyberSafety Youth Panel in Cyprus

  • Awareness
  • 11/03/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

Within the framework of the European co-funded project ‘CΥberSafety – Better Internet for Kids' (https://www.cybersafety.cy/)  the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education and Culture organised a training day for the members of the CYberSafety Youth Panel, Cyprus. The training day was held at the campus of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia on Saturday, 2 February 2019, and was attended by forty students. 

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