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Youth

Youth aren't just the future. They are the present.

Many young people are the generation that’s been using the Internet since they were children, and they are the ones who will be using it for the next 50 years.

Young people are shaping online culture in so many ways. They use the Internet to meet people around the world, create the videos that go viral, they create art that moves us and start and stand behind online social movements that make us think.

They are building their dream Internet. And you are the one of them.

Youth SIG

The Youth Observatory was founded in September 2015 and joined the Internet Society as Special Interest Group (SIG) since 2016. It is formed mostly of young people between 18 and 25 years from different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Youth people need a space where they can have a conversation about what they want the Internet to look like.

We need you to BE A PART OF IT.

Youth@IGF program

When it comes to Internet governance, we don’t need young people to be the future.

We need them to be part of the present.

Youth@IGF Program is one of the ways we’re making that happen.

25 Under 25

In celebration of the Internet Society’s 25th anniversary in 2017, we launched the “25 Under 25” initiative.

The aim of the initiative was to celebrate young people around the world who are taking action and using the Internet as a force for good.

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Youth News

Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance
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Internet Governance 16 August 2019

Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance

As we work to foster the multistakeholder model in Internet governance, we must include the voices of youth. They’ve...

We Are on This Road Together
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Internet Governance 14 February 2019

We Are on This Road Together

Twenty-six-year-old software engineer Akah Harvey N L has fun building things and sharing his knowledge with local communities in...

Get IoT Smart: Homework for Many Indonesians
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Internet of Things (IoT) 11 January 2019

Get IoT Smart: Homework for Many Indonesians

Today’s guest post is from Bhredipta Socarana, an Intellectual Property lawyer based in Indonesia and a Youth@IGF Fellow. As one of the...

The Internet Is Knowledge and Knowledge Is Power
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Internet Governance 10 January 2019

The Internet Is Knowledge and Knowledge Is Power

Adisa Bolutife is a 22-year-old open access advocate based in Lagos, Nigeria. A graduate of the University of Lagos with...

Because Our Future Depends On It
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Internet Governance 4 January 2019

Because Our Future Depends On It

Esther Mwema is a youth leader passionate about gender, digital literacy, and grassroots advocacy. She is founder of the...

Emerging Technologies: Bridging the Digital Gap in Africa
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Internet Governance 3 January 2019

Emerging Technologies: Bridging the Digital Gap in Africa

With all the excitement about the role of technology in contributing to social change and improved development outcomes across...

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