Why is the Youth IGF Project running a survey?
We have produced a survey so that we can see how young people use the internet, what they use it for and how they feel when using social networks. We are travelling to Baku in November, with the data collected from our survey, so that we can share the information with delegates from service providers such as Facebook, Google and YouTube. We aim to do all of this in our workshop; Social Media, Young People and Freedom of Expression.
How did you decide the survey questions?
This was a lengthy process that took us the majority of Summer Camp to finalise our thoughts. We initially discussed which topic areas we wished to know about such as: usage of social networks and ways that young people access these networks. We each then came up with some vague question ideas that we thought seemed appropriate and then we all discussed our list that we had produced. Some of our questions were the same but some had aspects that others didn't have and so we felt that we needed to combine them to create a really great question for the survey. We had to choose our questions carefully to ensure that we covered a wide variety of topics, such as: freedom of speech online, limits to posting online and anonymity on social networks.
How can young people get involved?
This is the best part. We have made it easier than ever for young people to get involved with the project! To start, have a look around the YIGF website and take a look at our plans for Azerbaijan, our work over the years from Sharm El Sheikh to Nairobi. 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 Baku. It's free, quick and simple and as long as you are aged between 11 and 18, you can fill it in! Closing date is 12th October 2012 so get online!
If you have any questions, queries or just want to find out more information, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
Hi, I'm Jack and I am 16 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 Baku and taking part in workshops 94, 119 and 146.