I Kid You Not is a safe space for kids and teens to read facts, news and current affairs. It’s written by kids and is meant for kids.
As a parent or a teacher, do you worry about letting a child log on to any platform unsupervised? You probably do – and rightly so. At I Kid You Not, however, you don’t have to think twice – there’s no inappropriate content, no clicks to lure them to other sites and, what’s more, everything is written in a manner that children understand – because it’s all written by kids!
There are two main objectives of this platform:
- To provide a safe space for kids and teens to read news and facts
- To provide a platform for kids to express themselves – through writing and other creative forms (art, video, etc)
What’s our backstory?
The truth is that news, as it is written today, is not something children understand easily. We found, after interacting with many children, that they felt lost when they read news and current affairs. This is because, mostly, these articles and stories lack context. They start from an assumption that the reader has some background knowledge, and also use expressions that are often lost on children. The vantage point from which these articles are written, even if they are written simply, is not something a child always understands.
I Kid You Not was created as a platform where children write for other children, since they alone understand what works best. Thus, the articles written for I Kid You Not are written in a way a child would explain to another child.
How many kids write for I Kid You Not?
ALL the content here is written by kids. There are currently more than 300 kids and teens, from across the world, contributing to the site. We like to give an opportunity to everyone who contacts us – however, we have a certain standard, which we do not compromise on. If the child is not able to write articulately, we run writing workshops to help him or her.
What we publish:
1. News & Current Affairs
2. Facts to Know
3. Science Experiments
4. Opinion pieces
5. Art and videos – with a message
We also run workshops and camps to help children write better. If you’d like to enroll – reach out to us at the mail id given below.
Submitting your child’s writing or artwork:
If you’d like to submit your child’s work, send us a mail with your
child’s details – name, grade, school, etc and what he or she would
like to do (write or create art). We will send you a sample topic. Once you submit the work, we shall review it and provide feedback, if needed. We then publish the work, if it fits the standard (we help children write
better, for those who need it).
Few things to keep in mind while writing:
- Keep your language simple.
- Do no use any derogatory language or expressions.
- Word length – 400 – 650 words.
- The article should be of interest to kids in the range of 7 to 16 years.
- The editor reserves the right to publish or not
If you want to reach out to us, write at: administrator@ ikidyounot.in