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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!

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

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:12/06/2020
    • Author: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.

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

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:11/06/2020
    • Author: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.

  • Looking back on SID 2020 and the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:28/05/2020
    • Author:Kathrin Morasch, BIK Youth Ambassador

    In February 2020, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador Kathrin Morasch participated in Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations at the European Commission (EC) to introduce the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet, along with five fellow youth panellists. Below, she looks back on her experience.

  • Italy launches online platform for young people in response to COVID-19

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:19/05/2020
    • Author:Italian Safer Internet Centre

    Families, teachers, boys and girls have had their everyday lives turned upside down by this long quarantine, in which all of us have had to redefine our daily routines. In this extraordinary scenario, digital technologies have been having a much larger and central role in the lives of each and every one of us.

  • Are you aware of your terms and conditions? – #Pledge2Youth

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:08/05/2020
    • Author:Matěj Bednář, BIK Youth Ambassador

    In February 2020, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), a group of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors prepared a Youth Pledge for a Better Internet on how to make the information on the apps and services they use on the internet more age appropriate for children and young people, and presented it to a panel of industry representatives at the European Commission. Matěj, BIK Youth Ambassador from Czechia, reflects on his experience below.

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