The Internet's full potential can only be realized if governments, people and businesses trust the Internet, and have confidence that they can use it for safe, reliable, private communications. With the Internet¹s rapid growth, transforming almost all aspects of our economic and social lives, new challenges have emerged that are directly related to trust in the Internet. Trust is identified by many stakeholders as one of the most important topics for the Internet's sustainable development. This workshop will take the dialogue to the users, and more importantly the future users by inviting young people with diverse backgrounds to provide their perspectives on trust.
The way people view trust is fundamentally related to their perceptions and expectations, which in the context of the Internet can be relevant to many different issues, e.g. data management, use of online identities or reliable communications. However, the goal of this workshop is not to single out one particular issue, but rather to explore how trust can encompass different processes, be valued differently by different users and what elements are needed to establish trust.
Together with the young panel, the workshop will explore some of the following questions:
What does “trust”mean for young Internet users?
How would you describe“trust”?
What do you think makes the Internet “trusted”?
How is your behaviour online affected by trust in the Internet? How is the behaviour of your peers affected?
What are the potential implications?
What are the future challenges for a trusted Internet?
How can we address those challenges?
Building on this dialogue, the workshop will incorporate views from lead discussants representing some of the main institutions of the public and private sector that are actively involved in promoting trust online.