Youth Panel 2010-2012
Elina and Kristo from Pelgulinn Secondary School in Tallinn
Hendrik and Kevin from Sütevaka Secondary School of Humanities in Pärnu
Angelina and Karina from Ehte Secondary School of Humanities
Kairi and Kristiina from Tallinn Co-ed Secondary School
Kristen and Mari from Valga Secondary School
Kristina from Kohtla-Järve Secondary School
Marek from Lilleküla Secondary School in Tallinn
Piret, Tauno and Kristjan from Kuressaare Secondary School
Sander from Põlva Co-Ed Secondary School
Activities of the first youth panel:
- The first meeting of the youth panel of the Wisely on the Web project was held at Holstre-Polli Health Centre, Viljandi County, on 21 & 22 January. The training team of the project spoke about the methods they use in their training workshops. The participants were given information about the media and help filming the video for the presentation to be delivered at the conference of Safer Internet Day, which can be viewed among the materials from the Safer Internet Conference 2011 on the project’s website.
- The second seminar of the youth panel was held at Kallaste Tourist Farm in Padise on 15 & 16 April. Cases of Internet use that had been reported to the police were discussed during the first day of the seminar. The second day involved a lecture and discussion of cyber defence at the national and international levels, and about how to protect computers against viruses.
- The summer seminar of the Wisely on the Web project was held in Remniku from 12-15 August. 34 youngsters from schools across the country took part. Four representatives of the Finnish youth panel and their instructor also attended the seminar. The members of the Estonian and Finnish youth panels spoke about their activities. Two training sessions were held: ‘How to perform well and communicate successfully with the media’ and ‘How to use Forum Theatre methods in discussing problems associated with Internet use and finding solutions to them’.
- The fourth training seminar was held in Pedase on 2 & 3 December 2011. Young people were taught how to carry out an awareness lesson for younger students on their own, and prepared two board games under the guidance of project expert Birgy Lorenz: creation of a profile for communication in social networks; and completing a journey whilst answering questions about Internet safety. The tasks of the youth panel members in carrying out Safer Internet Day 2012 were discussed and determined.
- The fifth and last seminar was held on 3 &4 February 2012 in Nelijärve. The youngsters who attended the seminar introduced the activities their schools planned to carry out in order to celebrate Safer Internet Day.
They also discussed better ways of introducing the activities of the youth panel to the public and the possible role of the youth panel members in the follow-up project.
The members communicated actively via the youth panel’s Facebook page between seminars.
The skills acquired at the seminars were also put into practice. Members of the youth panel organised several Internet safety workshops for younger students in their own schools and helped run workshops at other schools.
The members of the youth panel also took part in the organisation of the Wisely on the Web youth day that was held at Solaris Centre in Tallinn on 28 October 2011.
In April 2012 the members of the youth panel performed a short play based on the animated film ‘Juss the Rabbit Discovers the Internet’ (which had been made within the scope of the project) to children at the lastekas.ee children’s mornings held in bookstores in Tallinn and Pärnu.
The members of the youth panel also represented Estonia at international forums. Kevin from Sütevaka Secondary School of Humanities in Pärnu represented Estonia on the European youth panel at the Safe Internet Forum in Luxembourg in November 2011. Tauno from Kuressaare Secondary School took part in the European summer school for youth panellists entitled ‘European Youth Speak Out in Romania on Safer Internet for Children’ held in July 2011.
Hendrik and Kairi represented the Estonian Youth Panel at the international conference ‘Risk-taking Online Behaviour – Young People, Harm and Resilience’ held in Berlin in May 2012.