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Browse our selection of news stories to learn more about how young people from across Europe (and beyond) have been contributing to creating a safer and better internet. And, if you're interested in browsing a fuller selection of news stories, head on over to the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal or check out the quarterly BIK bulletin for regular highlights. If you're keen to contribute with a story of your own, check out the BIK content contribution guidelines - we'd love to hear from you!

  • EuroDIG 2019 – YouthDIG from the perspective of a BIK Youth Ambassador – João

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:23/07/2019
    • Author:João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

    In June 2019, three BIK Youth Ambassadors – Lili, Haris and João – had the opportunity to attend EuroDIG 2019 and to participate in YouthDIG in the Hague, Netherlands. Below, João Pedro Martins reflects on his experience.

  • EuroDIG 2019 – YouthDIG from the perspective of a BIK Youth Ambassador - Lili

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:18/07/2019
    • Author:Lili Leisser, BIK Youth Ambassador

    In June 2019, three BIK Youth Ambassadors – Lili, Haris and João – had the opportunity to attend EuroDIG 2019 and to participate in YouthDIG in the Hague, Netherlands. Below, Lili Leisser reflects on her experience.

  • Giving the floor to youth at EuroDIG 2019: Their future, their voice, their right

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:16/07/2019
    • Author:BIK Youth

    The opportunities for children that result from the widespread digital environment available today are undeniable and virtually limitless. However, such opportunities are accompanied with many risks such as cyberbullying, grooming, sexual abuse or other types of exploitation. It is, therefore, extremely important to enable children and young people to freely exercise their rights of access to information, social participation, freedom of expression and privacy in the digital world.

  • World Youth Skills Day 2019 – Addressing the digital skills gap in Europe

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:15/07/2019
    • Author:BIK Team

    Monday, 15 July 2019 marks World Youth Skills Day (WYSD), organised by the United Nations (more specifically the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka, UNESCO, ILO and the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth). This year, UNESCO's theme is "Learning to learn for life and work".

  • But isn't that dangerous? Most probably! An opinion piece by BIK Youth Ambassadors

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:28/06/2019
    • Author:BIK Youth Ambassadors

    What's the difference between a rational adult and a teenager? Nowadays, the answer may lie within one's reaction to being challenged with eating dish soap or spraying aerosol gasses into a lighter flame while indoors. This article aims to capture the youth angle on the issue of viral online challenges and the motives behind the seemingly irrational behaviours of many young people across the globe. To this end, we have interviewed three Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors. The valuable insights and observations they provided established the basis of this article, and shed light on how young people see this new trend of online challenges.

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