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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!

Content with tag youth participation .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Young people and digital citizenship – a "Breakfast Byte" by BIK Youth Ambassadors

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:06/05/2020
    • Author:BIK Team

    From Monday, 11 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020, COFACE Families Europe will mark the International Day of Families 2020 by holding their Digital Citizenship Breakfast Bytes, a series of eight 90-minute online sessions (from 9:30-11:00 CET) aiming to increase critical thinking and understanding of the digital world. The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors will host one of these sessions on "Are youth all natural digital citizens?"

  • BIK Youth Ambassadors: Making the best of digital technologies during lockdown

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:04/05/2020
    • Author:BIK Team

    The global lockdown induced by the coronavirus pandemic has caused fundamental changes to the lifestyles of young people around the world. One of these consequences is their increased reliance on digital technologies – to maintain a social life, to study, to access culture, to express their creativity, and more. The BIK Youth Ambassadors share their insights and tips to cope with this new reality in the best way possible.

  • Staying safe online while social distancing – Top tips from the BIK Youth Ambassadors

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:27/04/2020
    • Author:BIK Team

    The global lockdown induced by the coronavirus pandemic has caused fundamental changes to the lifestyles of young people around the world. One of these consequences is their increased reliance on digital technologies – to maintain a social life, to study, to access culture, to express their creativity, and more. The BIK Youth Ambassadors share their tips to cope with this new reality in the best way possible.

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