Academic journal article Communication Research Trends

Bucht, Catharine and Maria Edstom (Eds.). Youth Have Their Say on Internet Governance: Nordic Youth Forum at EuroDIG Stockholm June 2012

Academic journal article Communication Research Trends

Bucht, Catharine and Maria Edstom (Eds.). Youth Have Their Say on Internet Governance: Nordic Youth Forum at EuroDIG Stockholm June 2012

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Bucht, Catharine and Maria Edstom (Eds.). Youth Have Their Say on Internet Governance: Nordic Youth Forum at EuroDIG Stockholm June 2012. Goteborg, Sweden: NORDICOM, 2012. Pp. 63. ISBN 978-9186523-53-4 (paper). Free.

This small booklet presents both an overview of Internet use in the Nordic countries (with a focus on youth) and a representative sample of the voices of young people who attended a meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in 2012. This forum had a threefold aim: "(1) to let the youth discuss Internet governance on their own terms, (2) to allow them to participate in the debates at the EuroDIG [European Dialogue on Internet Governance] conference, and (3) to let their ideas travel through this report so that their voices can be heard at the IGF in Baku and elsewhere" (p. 9). In addition to the statistics and some acts of the conference (such as the speech of H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden), the booklet offers interviews with participants as well as summaries of key discussion points.

The young people (14-18 years old) represented in the booklet argue that Internet safety is best protected by knowledge rather than censorship, that they should have "the right to personal and professional integrity" as well as privacy and security (p. …

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