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  • International Day of Democracy 2019 – Participation, inclusion, equal treatment

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:13/09/2019
    • Author:BIK Team

    Sunday, 15 September 2019 marks the International Day of Democracy around the world. This 2019 edition focuses on participation – an occasion to take a closer look at young people and democratic participation in the digital age.

  • Young Europeans and democracy: it's complicated

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:29/04/2019
    • Author:BIK Team

    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.

  • Young people and social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2019

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:08/04/2019
    • Author:Austrian Safer Internet Centre, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), presents new data on how young people from Austria use social media.

  • 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.

  • Living our best lives: Managing your online wellbeing, Zeminar 2018

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:11/01/2019
    • Author:Irish Safer Internet Centre

    Last week, Webwise once again took to the main stage at Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20-year-olds. The one-hour talk, "Living our best lives: Managing your online well-being", was hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ).

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