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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!

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  • 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.

  • Portugal – Youth competition on online safety on social networks

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:07/03/2019
    • Author:João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

    DECO, the Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection, with the support of Google Portugal, is promoting NET Viva e Segura (2nd Edition), a national initiative that invites the educational community to produce videos to demonstrate the importance of engaging in social networks safely and while being aware of privacy challenges.

  • European teenagers use their voices for digital good at Italy's Safer Internet Day events

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:22/02/2019
    • Author:Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer

    On Monday, 4 February 2019, the 2020 Smarter Internet for Kids Agenda took place in Milan, Italy, gathering many different stakeholders to discuss the priority areas affecting young people online. Microsoft participated in the event to hear the ideas and view the work of dozens of teens, and to promote digital civility, safer and healthier online interactions among all people. During the event, the youth also presented 16 goals to mark 16 years of Safer Internet Day.

  • Childnet Digital Leaders contribute to a report on voice assisted technology

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:09/11/2018
    • Author:UK Safer Internet Centre

    Last September, Childnet released research on how young people use voice assisted technology, with the insight of the Childnet Digital Leaders.