Youth Panel’s submission to the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group
The Webwise Youth Advisory Panel was delighted to be invited to make a submission to the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group earlier in the year.
The submission gave the Youth Panel the opportunity to have their voice heard on the topics of internet governance and protecting young people from harm online.
Key recommendations made by the Webwise Youth Panel
Among the key recommendations made by the Webwise Youth Advisory Panel was that policy makers listen to and work with young people when formulating policies on issues relating to internet governance.
The Webwise Youth Panel also highlighted the need to improve how internet safety content is delivered as part of the curriculum.
The Webwise Youth Panel called on the government to help streamline reporting tools and procedures on social networking sites by introducing standards to which all social networking sites must comply.
Policy makers should listen to and work with young people when formulating policies on issues relating to internet governance.
The submission also highlighted the need for an effective social marketing campaign, targeting older children, on cyber bullying prevention and coping strategies. At the moment much of the information provided around internet safety is not targeted at, nor accessed easily by, young people.
Full submission made by the Webwise Youth Panel
The full submission made by the Webwise Youth Advisory Panel to the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group can be read below.
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Report includes ideas submitted by the Webwise Youth Panel
The Internet Content Governance Advisory Group, chaired by Dr. Brian O’Neill (DIT) was convened by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to consider the emerging issues around internet content and its general impact on the lives of children and young people.
On June 24 the Group released its report, which included ideas submitted by the Webwise Youth Panel as part of its submission to the Group.