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European strategy for a better Internet for kids (BIK+) - Report on the DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation

The findings of the DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation are presented in the ‘How to make Europes Digital Decade fit for children and young people’ report.

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The ‘How to make Europes Digital Decade fit for children and young people’ report presents findings from a cross-European #DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation exercise coordinated by European Schoolnet – on behalf of the European Commission – as part of the initiative.

The main objective of the #DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation exercise was to gain a better understanding of how the digital world impacts (the rights of) children and young people, what they themselves view as key opportunities and challenges, and the expectations they may have for policy makers.

Over 70 consultation sessions were carried out with support from the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres and a wider range of schools and European online safety and child rights organisations following recent guidance and experience on children’s rights to be heard in the digital age. As such, the voices of more than 750 children and young people across Europe were heard in a structured and systematic way, setting a high standard on how to ensure meaningful child and youth participation in digital policymaking.


How to make Europe's Digital Decade fit for children and young people (.pdf)