The internet creates a lot of opportunities for young users, but they also face some challenges and threats online, some related to cybersecurity, privacy, and misinformation. This point was underlined by Vint Cerf, the Father of the internet, a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, in his message to the Youth IGF. Young people have to be ready to address the risks associated with the online environment.
“That will fall to some of you, to develop new technologies and to adopt new policies to create a safer environment for everyone,” he said. “You will be responsible for making the internet better”.