We have created a survey this year so we can gather the thoughts and views of young people around the world about online anonymity. We also will be looking at the types of online services that young people are using to be anonymous online and how anonymity makes them feel.
How did the youth team decide the survey questions?
During our Youth IGF Summer Camp, we spent the majority of our second day at Facebook's offices in London. It is here that we decided the questions we wanted to ask young people. This was a rather lengthy process as we not only had to discuss what we wanted to know but also how we could word the questions to make them accessible to young people all over the world. We decided that we mainly wanted to know which types of services young people are using to be anonymous online and how online anonymity makes them feel. Then we delved deeper to ask whether young people believe online anonymity is mainly used for good or for bad and if they knew any examples of these. This would give us more of an idea as to what young people believe anonymity online actually is and whether it is a benefit or detrimental to the Internet.
How can young people get involved?
There are so many ways for young people get involved and you can help us take the voice of youth to the IGF. Take a look at our plans for Bali and all our work from last year in Azerbaijan. You can also view the blogs made by the team and the best part, why not fill in our survey: www.youthigfproject.com/survey to help us in Bali. It's free, quick and simple and we've made it much easier for young people to get their voice to the IGF, plus our survey covers a much wider age range this year. The closing date is 30th September 2013 so get online!
What will the youth team do with the results?
After analysing all the data collected from the survey, we will create a report with the full statistics and we will include them in our workshop in Bali. We will also create a flyer with some of these stats on so that people will be able to read through them as we hand them out at the IGF. This means that your voice will be easily heard through our survey when we are at the IGF.
Hi, I'm Jack and I am 17 years old and from Devon.
I have been part of the Youth IGF Project team since 2011 and I am looking forward to attending the Internet Governance Forum in Bali and co-chairing our workshop on anonymity on the internet.