About Youth Forum

Cyber Addiction, Digital Divide and Privacy

The Youth Coalition on Internet Governance, one of the few dynamic coalitions under the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), is an open group of organisations and individuals representing all stakeholders that work together for better youth participation on internet governance discussions and debates. It provides an opportunity for youngsters who are major Internet users, to share ideas and to collaborate on action in a multi-stakeholder approach.

In the spirit of the Youth Coalition on Internet Governance, 80 enthusiastic Hong Kong students aged between 16 and 21 participated in the one-day Youth IGF camp Hong Kong last year. They learnt to appreciate the different social conditions and internet related issues. Participants were also introduced to the Internet Governance and were given the chance to role-play different stakeholders in the society. They also interacted with international experts in the field to discuss different social topics concerning the Internet.

As youths form a significant group of Internet users, a three day Youth Internet Governance Forum camp will also be held for pre-university and tertiary students. This will be based on role-play to highlight the critical role of governance and responsible use of the Internet. Selected youth representatives from Singapore (budget allowing) will be invited to the next IGF meeting to be held later this year in Nairobi, Kenya.

Please click for the program schedule here or find out how to apply.

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