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 a first youth participation scenario
- 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.
Scenario 1 – Campaigning for an online world free from bullying, racism and intolerance
- Use a peer-to-peer approach – the youth panellists will address their peers through videos "sharing their stories"; which "real" online experiences do they have to share? How is the digital world affecting them in social and psychological terms? Which concrete steps can be taken to improve how young people interact online?
- Keep it visual – a set of videos (including a teaser video to be launched/shown at Safer Internet Forum), with testimonials from youth panellists, will be uploaded to YouTube and disseminated on social media via a #togetherforrespect hashtag. Known YouTubers and others will be invited to share their stories and ideas on how to work together for an online world free from bullying, racism and intolerance. The hashtag will be used to promote the campaign across various social media platforms.
- Critical reflection – the campaign aims to also trigger discussion and reflection on some of the challenges and opportunities of using social media to address online safety issues in a peer-to-peer manner.
Scenario 1 – Key decisions and lessons learned
The aims of the project
Roles and responsibilities
- Most of the communication took place using a combination of online tools, with synchronous chat facilitated using an online meeting tool. In these sessions, youth panellists were invited to put forward possible scenarios, debate the issues, and chose one which resonated with the whole group to develop further.
- Using English as a common language, youth panellists met regularly online to enable them to develop a specific scenario, with a clear focus and output, and a realistic timeline.
- On the specifics of implementing the chosen scenario within the available timeframe, the youth panellists agreed on the specific skills, roles and competencies needed, who could provide them, and what additional support was needed from the project facilitators.
Disseminating the message through peers and hashtags
Process versus outcome – how will we report and evaluate results?
Key lessons learned