Cyberbullying is becoming an alarming problem among children and young people, not only because of its links to mental health and well-being but because it is so widespread that is becoming to be considered a worse problem among teenagers than drug abuse.
Not all news are disheartening though…
Young people, especially under 25, are perfectly placed to actively work towards a safer Internet, ensuring it can provide possibilities and wellness to others.
In line with this work, the Internet Society has launched a campaign to promote that ideal Internet we all want. By asking young people ‘What’s Your Dream Internet?’ a new vision can be explored and, consequently, a mission can be projected to achieve those community goals and (why not) change the world!
The Internet Society is helping young voices to reach further and what we hear is:
- There is a need to bring policymakers and youth closer and have more initiatives such as the Internet Society’s Youth Observatory
- More involvement of young people in policy-making, and not just as the target of policy at events like the UN’s World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2016
- Citizens, business and government should be better linked to enable more connections, interactions and learning conversations
And you, what do you have to say? Tag your vision with #dreamInternet and contribute to improving the online world.