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Hong Kong Youth Internet Governance Forum (HKYIGF) 2017

Essay competition and presentation on eSport, Privacy, Social Media

2017.08.15

HKYIGF 2017 was successfully held in Chinese University of Hong Kong in August 15. Secondary students from various schools have shown their strong interest in Internet Governance. They gave research presentations on the topic related to eSport, Privacy, Social Media. As Digital Natives who grow up in the digital age, they showed us their deep concern on privacy invasion, development on eSport, and the use of social Media. The winning team made a remarkable presentation on the topic of Discovering Social Media Accessibility: Does the disabled gain access to social media with ease?. The winning team received a partial scholarship to attend the 12th Internet Governance Forum, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 December 2017. 

Seminar on Right to be forgotten 

Right to be forgotten is one of the hot topics on the Internet rights. It is a heated discussions on the balance between right to the information of the public versus personal privacy. The NetMission Ambassadors together with an honorable guest Albert Wong from Association of I.T. Leaders in Education and Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia organization to co-host a panel discussion and gave some basic ideas on this controversial and important topic.

Interaction with popular Youtubers 

Vlog and Youtubing is the latest trend among young people. HKYIGF organized specially invited the famour youtuber who has 500K subscriber to meet with the HKYIGF participants and share some real life situation he faced in recent year, for example, hate speech, cyber bullying, changing in social media platform etc. This gave a good opportunity for participants to ask questions about the insider experiences as a famed Internet key opinion leader. The speakers from youtube channel, hk3teachers, who educates student liberal studies also shared many hands-on experiences what to be mindful of as a content provider on the internet as well as the real world challenges faced by their students.  

Special thanks to members of HKYIGF working group 2017 :

Cadence Lin, Jenny Lam, Natalie Cho, Raymond Yang, Samuel Law, Shirley Wong, Sherry Shek, Timoty Cheng

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