About BIK youth participation scenarios

Youth participation scenarios are at the heart of the new BIK youth programme.

Using co-creation methods, young people will work with other stakeholders to develop online safety guidance, learning and campaigning materials, and contribute to decision-making processes to help create a better internet.

Over time, we'll build and publish a collection of youth participation scenarios on the BIK Youth site allowing you to both see the outputs of the youth panellists' work, and adapt the methodologies followed for use in your own youth participation settings.

Please check back often for the latest scenarios.

 

Developing youth participation scenarios

In previous years, European youth have put forward a Youth Manifesto, identifying key principles essential to creating a better internet for the future:
 
  • Young people want support and education about the internet – for everyone. 
  • They want to be able to protect their data and privacy online. They want terms and conditions that are simple to understand.
  • They want access to good quality and reliable content online.
  • They want an online world free from bullying, racism and intolerance, while being able to express themselves freely online.
  • They want young people to be able to participate in the internet and have an equal say in how it is shaped and what services it provides.
As part of the ongoing Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Programme, European Schoolnet is exploring various youth participation scenarios, enabling young people to highlight priorities and co-create possible solutions. 
 
Read on to find out more, and let us know if you have your own youth participation scenario you would like to share!

 

Scenario 1: Campaigning for an online world free from bullying, racism and intolerance

In preparation for the 2017 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), youth panellists from across the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe were invited in to identify one key safer/better internet principle, and work together, shape and implement one youth-driven solution. In response, the youth panellists decided to create a peer-to-peer campaign, with the aim of promoting an "Online world free from bullying, racism and intolerance".
 
 

Scenario 2: Digital Leaders - a peer-to-peer model

Peer-to-peer education is a great way to educate others about staying safe online. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Childnet has created a Digital Leaders Programme for primary and secondary schools. The aim of the programme is to train up young people to become "qualified" Digital Leaders in order for them to educate others in their community about staying safe online.
 
 

Scenario 3: Developing an online media platform for Bulgarian youth

Involving young people in online content creation is a great way to develop their digital and media skills, while also minimising exposure to online risks and promoting positive and responsible online behaviour. The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has been working on a project to do just that.