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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!

  • Youth panel unravels the mysteries of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-06-14
    • Author: João Brás, young person

    The Youth Panel was a dynamic and engaging discussion platform during the Safer Internet Day (SID) event in Viseu, Portugal. It brought together young people and encouraged them to explore their concerns and perspectives regarding artificial intelligence (AI). Young person João Brás shares his reflections on the day.

  • BIK Youth Ambassador Joana at the European Youth Week kick-off event

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-04-26
    • Author: Joana, BIK Youth Ambassador

    On 12 April 2024, the European Youth Week kick-off event was held at the European Parliament in Brussels. Better Internet for Kids co-hosted, together with DG CNECT and the Publications Office of the EU, a session called "Check your facts! The power of digital skills, critical thinking and open data". BIK Youth Ambassador Joana, from Portugal, was the chair during the session, and shared her views from the experience with us.

  • European Youth Week 2024: reflections from BIK Youth Ambassador Diya

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-04-26
    • Author: Diya, BIK Youth Ambassador

    On 12 April 2024, the European Youth Week kick-off event was held at the European Parliament in Brussels. Better Internet for Kids co-hosted, together with DG CNECT and the Publications Office of the EU, a session called "Check your facts! The power of digital skills, critical thinking and open data". BIK Youth Ambassador Diya, from Finland, was a panelist during the session, and shared her views from the experience with us.

  • Happy International Girls in ICT Day 2024

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-04-25
    • Author: BIK Team

    Today, 25 April 2024, is International Girls in ICT Day. This global initiative aims to empower girls and young women in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It stems from a vision to bridge the gender gap in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field and encourages more girls and young women to pursue careers in technology. 

  • AdWiseOnline guide to outsmart unwanted ads and marketing traps online

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-04-15
    • Author: BIK Team

    In today’s interconnected world, young people are increasingly exposed to digital marketing practices. From social media platforms to mobile apps and video games, the online landscape overflows with advertisements and persuasive tactics. AdWiseOnline campaign resources aim to equip YOU(th) with the knowledge they need to outsmart online ads and traps and know their rights.

  • Exploring misinformation for a young generation of voters: insights from the Fighting Misinformation Online Google summit

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-04-05
    • Author: BIK Team

    The Google summit on Fighting Misinformation online took place in Brussels on Thursday, 21 March 2024.  The event served as an opportunity to reflect on emerging disinformation trends and media literacy challenges moving forward, and especially in the context of the upcoming European elections, followed by other crucial elections in the United States and India later in the year. One of the sessions was called "Building Trust - Media Literacy with and for Young Voters" and saw the involvement and participation of eight BIK Youth Ambassadors. Keep reading for a recap of the day. 

  • Conference Content with Conscience: a reflection from our BIK Youth Ambassador

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-03-26
    • Author: BIK Youth Ambassador

    On Tuesday, 27 February 2024, Maja, our BIK Youth Ambassador from Poland, participated in the Content with Conscience conference in Brussels.  She was one of the speakers at the breakout session ‘Ethics of kidfluences, mom/dad influencers, and sharing’. She shares her experience and insights,  offering a unique perspective on the discussed topics.

  • Seran's journey to SIF as a BIK Youth Panellist

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-02-28
    • Author: BIK Youth Panelist

    Seran, a BIK Youth Panellist from Austria, shares her reflections on the Safer Internet Forum. In this brief glimpse, she shares poignant moments and insights from her experience, highlighting the impact of shared vision and collective effort. Discover the challenges, laughter, and connections that shaped  her experience.

  • Insights from Vibeke: BIK Youth Panel Q&A session

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-02-15
    • Author: Danish Safer Internet Centre

    The Danish Safer Internet Centre spoke to Vibeke, who participated in the BIK Youth Panel at last year’s Safer Internet Forum in Brussels. She shared her insights on the Forum and the importance of involving youth in promoting online safety. 

  • Safer Internet Day 2024: joining together for a better internet all around the world

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2024-02-09
    • Author: BIK Team

    On Tuesday, 6 February 2024, we celebrated the 21st edition of Safer Internet Day (SID), with events and activities taking place right across the globe. With a theme, once again, of “Together for a better internet”, the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. The day was a great success, and we are excited to share with you just a few of the achievements so far from the coordination level.  

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