Creating a better internet for all
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In September of last year Voices of Youth joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit in Costa Rica to promote online safety and responsible internet use among children and young people.
As part of the session on online safety, entitled 'Be Smart, Be
Safe' a competition was launched
asking young people to develop a concept for an awareness-raising
video. The winning concept - shown in this video - was designed
by Rebeca Mariño Oviedo from Costa Rica, and shows that young
people can make the right choices when navigating the online
world, promoting education and empowerment as strategies for
creating a better internet.
The video is part of series developed since 2010 through the Voices of Youth Citizens initiative from UNICEF, which focuses on understanding how increased ICT use impacts the rights and well-being of children and young people, looking at both opportunities and risks. Since 2010, more than 12 countries have joined the initiative, working in partnership with the VOY Citizens team and their partners to study the use of social media and ICTs by young people and to promote positive use.
And congratulations once again to Rebeca!