Introduction of YouthIGF China 2019
YouthIGF China 2019 was held in Guangzhou on 1st August 2019. Over 300 children and young people had been engaged in this event, together with their parents and teachers.
Prior to the conference, on July 30th, the YIGF CN 2019 Model United Nations Children's Internet Conference was held. On one hand, it is aimed to get the children and young participant better prepared. On the other hand, hoping to reach out to more young people to participate in the internet governance discussion.
The activity is co-organised by Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission of Guangdong, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R, Department of Education of Guangdong Province, Guangdong Federation of Trade Unions, Communist Youth League of Guangdong Province and Guangdong Women's Federation. Starting from May of this year, the organising committee and Guangdong Youth Palace Association have started collecting “Children’s Proposal” from more than a thousand primary and secondary school students in 11 cities from the Greater Bay Area. Summarising the proposals, the child representatives have then put the research focus on hot topics including ‘Online learning’, ‘Short live videos’, ‘Online shopping’ and ‘Parental control in the cyberspace’. The research report, namely ‘Children’s cyber life”, was announced during the summit, which is the first national report with join-effort of both adult and child researchers.
IGF Core Principles
YouthIGF of China is following the core principles of the IGF
Open and Transparent
Core elements of YouthIGF China
Children's Motion Awards
The expert judges selected 200 outstanding proposals from the over thousands of submissions, and invited the child representatives to attend the event to receive their awards. Government officials presented awards to the award-winning children.
Adults and children researchers jointly released the "Children's Online Life" research report and held the discussion session
Photo caption: Expert and child representatives jointly published the research report. This report is not just about researching children, but also with children.
In the panel discussion session, experts from UNICEF, China Education Association, Guangdong Youth Palace Association, and other relevant government departments expressed their views on “cyberspace governance” and “digital literacy education”.
Honouring the Youth Lecturer from E-Growth Welfare Scheme
During the children's Internet Conference, a group of youth lecturers were also being awarded. They had been engaged in cybersecurity education for rural children. The E-Growth Welfare Scheme was initiated by Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation with the supervision from the Cyberspace Administration Department.
Honouring the Child Internet Ambassadors (CRO initiative)
Among the child researchers, the one with outstanding performance had been appointed as Child Internet Ambassadors, representing children from China to share their voice, participate and present their report in Internet Governance Forum of other regions.
Network Technology Enterprise Advocates Children's Cybersecurity Convention
在大会上，聆听完儿童代表的报告，来自国内知名的互联网科技企业代表们，也表示要积极承担社会责任。为了保障广大少年儿童的网络安全，更好构建有利于少年儿童成长的清朗网络空间，参加儿童互联网大会的科技公司和相关单位共同发起公约，并倡议全行业联合行动。 After exchanging the view with children in the forum, representatives from various tech companies had announced the prepared joint declaration, showing their commitment on protecting online safety of children and youth, as well as creating a friendly cyberspace for the next generation.
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