Safer Internet Centre Denmark in dialogue with youth forumAugust 1, 2012
Save the Children Denmark operates the Safer Internet Program Hotline against child abuse images. Together with the Danish Media Council for children and young people (awareness centre) and Centre for Digital Youth Care (helpline) we form the national Safer Internet Centre.
On Safer Internet Day 7th of February 2012, 70 young people participated in a youth forum at the IT University in Copenhagen. While producing mobile films, cartoons and campaign pitches they discussed the role of digital media in their everyday lives. The outcome of the day is gathered in a report with the aim of showcasing an approach to child online safety that takes its point of departure in the voices and perspectives of youth and thus emanates from a more direct experience of a digital everyday life.
The report is the result of – and provides new perspectives on the basic strategic pillars of the Centre’s work:
• Connecting generations through dialogue in the digital era
• Empowering youth as competent agents in the digital era
The report is available in English here:
On 21st September the Danish IGF is held in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth. The National Safer Internet Centre will hold a workshop under the headline: The way forward according to the young – discussion on business models and online privacy. Once again with young people participating and having the possibility to have a say on how we adults think about the internet.