Below, I am reproducing an extract from a really interesting post on Studio 501c – a blog devoted to exploring ways in which new ICTs can benefit social organisations – on organizations that have sponsored a youth or teen blogging project. Some examples are well known, other new to me and worth investigating. The full post can be accessed here.
“[…] Britt Bravo wrote of one organization that has a blog on which teens post but which, because of safety reasons, prefers not to be publicized widely. Britt also mentioned:
- the Young Caucasus Women’s Project, which she and Beth Kanter were a part of in the spring of 2006 and
- New Moon Magazine, which has a blog that girls can submit to.
Beth Kanter kindly posted my email query to her blog and suggested these resources:
- Shaping Youth
- Global Kids (web site and blog)
- MacArthur Spotlight Blog: Digital Youth Discuss Digital Media
In response to her post:
Michaela Hackner of World Learning wrote, “We’re in the process of developing strategies for this, starting with our study abroad blogging pilot this fall. We also host a Serbian youth program that we are planning to introduce to Vox.”
- http://ypulse.com (Says Marshall, “There’s some coverage of the topic there. See http://snipurl.com/1qexe for an example.”)
nonprofits, nota bene: Michaela’s idea of using Vox for a youth project is a great one. This free platform allows bloggers to create members-only groups called “neighborhoods.” Users can log onto the neighborhood page to see recent posts from all other members. As the Vox site says, “You can choose the privacy level for every post, every picture, every sound clip, every video. Put up posts for the world. Put up posts for just your family. Or just your friends.“