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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!

  • Digital Youth Forum 2022 will be available in Ukrainian

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-05-20
    • Author: Polish Safer Internet Centre

    The Digital Youth Forum (DYF) is an event designed for youth, by youth, and about youth on creative and innovative uses of new technologies and online safety. Organised by the Empowering Children Foundation as part of the Polish Safer Internet Centre, it’s a meeting of experts and inspiration seekers, creators and consumers, activists and dreamers. 

  • The new Better Internet for Kids strategy is out! Introducing BIK+

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-05-11
    • Author: BIK Team

    Today, the European Commission has adopted a new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+), with the aim to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online. This new strategy comes ten years after the first BIK strategy, and during the European Year of Youth, spotlighting the voices and ideas of young people themselves.

  • Youth Internet Monitor 2022 is out: Which social networks do young people in Austria use?

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-05-11
    • Author: Austrian Safer Internet Centre

    Every year, the Austrian Safer Internet Centre Saferinternet.at presents the current data on the use of different social media platforms by Austrian youth. Which social networks are currently the most popular among young boys and girls in Austria? The results are collected in the Youth Internet Monitor

  • European Year of Youth 2022: We asked – young people answered!

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-04-06
    • Author: BIK Team

    Better Internet for Kids Youth Ambassadors and youth panellists from different countries in Europe were featured in ten short videos where they exchange views on their priorities online, the importance of digital skills, and their perspectives on how to ensure better online experiences in the future

  • The European Year of Youth 2022 spirit: broad, inclusive and impactful

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-03-30
    • Author: European Year of Youth 2022 team

    By making 2022 the European Year of Youth, the European Commission honours young people as agents of change and the bearers of ideas to build a better future. A future that will be greener, more digital, more inclusive and more peaceful. 

  • Spotlighting youth voices in Safer Internet Day celebrations

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-03-29
    • Author: BIK Team

    Children and young people are at the heart of what we do. Indeed, they are the main benefactors of the Safer Internet Day campaign – and the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda more generally – as we unite across the globe to provide a safer and better internet for them, and seek to equip and empower them with the skills, knowledge and support to benefit from all of the wonderful opportunities that the online world has to offer. Youth involvement was very prevalent in the 2022 celebrations.

  • World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2022 starts today

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-03-15
    • Author: BIK Team

    The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, a global United Nations (UN) multi-stakeholder forum facilitating the implementation of Action Lines for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will run from 15 March until 3 June 2022. 

  • BIK Youth Ambassadors attend Safer Internet Day Twitter Summit

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-02-16
    • Author: BIK Team

    A Safer Internet Day Summit was organised and held by Twitter on 10 February 2022, discussing how to stay safe on the social media platform, and wanting to hear more about the participants’ online safety concerns. For the occasion, 24 Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors from all over Europe participated in the event.

  • The Better Internet for Kids annual report 2021 is out

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-02-08
    • Author: BIK Team

    The Better Internet for Kids review of the year 2021 is released on the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2022, Tuesday, 8 February. 2021 was yet another year overshadowed by the global pandemic, with many children and young people obliged to study and socialise online, as daily life was again disrupted by lockdowns. This report provides an overview of a multitude of stakeholder efforts to both protect and empower in their digital lives. 

  • Happy Safer Internet Day from the Maltese Safer Internet Centre!

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2022-02-08
    • Author: Maltese Safer Internet Centre

    The Maltese Safer Internet Centre BeSmartOnline! has created a special video to celebrate the 19th edition of Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 8 February 2022. 

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