Fancy Contributing To Defaid?
Do you have something to share with other Anglesey young people?
Defaid.com is a platform for you as a young person on the Island to get the opportunity to be heard. You can write about anything you like on this website, to share with other young people on the Island.
Defaid.com is provided by the Ynys Mn Children and Young People’s Partnership and CLIConline, the website has been designed and is run by the Defaid Editorial Group which is a group of young people aged 11 to 25 who work hard to make sure that the website is one that young people on the island like, And this isn’t the only way that young people can take part. As mentioned above, you as a young people on the island contribute to it as well as organisations that want you to know about what’s happening on the island.
The website is a part of the CLIC network of online magazines for young people Wales wide, so it is possible to share news with other counties in Wales, which brings young people from all corners of the country together. Defaid is a very interesting name, which was chosen by you the young people, and there are interesting names for some of the other local sites too, like theSprout in Cardiff, Wicid in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Shouttawe in Swansea, Swoosh in the Vale Of Glamorgan, Young Newport in Newport and Young Flintshire in Flintshire. There are other websites in development at the moment as well for Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and Wrexham.
The reason I mention these other websites is to try and give you a bit of inspiration as to what to write by seeing what kinds of things other young people from Wales write about. The list of articles that have featured on these websites is massive, too much to talk about here, but I am going to list some of them to give you a taster.
Opinion or Experience
This could be any opinion you have, think of the style of a blog you like to read. Here are some other examples: Dear World: War; My Fight For A Career; You’re Still In The Game; Animal Cruelty Must Stop; Bullies; I Chose University; Give The Youth A Chance.
Or what about something that has been a subject on the news and everyone is talking about it? Love The Leaks, Hate The Leakers; Student Fees Protest; This Government Has Abandoned Young People; Banning The Burqa
How about letting people know about any campaigns in your area or nationally: Teenager Targets Bullying; Searching For 2011 Climate Change Champions; Skating: The Council And Adults Don’t Understand; Give And Get Given
Share An Experience
Some brave young people have shared their problems and worries with other young people in the hope of helping others through similar problems: Depression and self harming is discussed in Penknives And Poetry; To Be Transgendered explains what it’s like being different to the majority in society; or how about someone who has difficulties with food in I Hate Food; or problems sleeping in Got Sleep? other experiences also in My Mental Illness; Epilepsy: My Story and Diabetes: My Story.
How about sharing your creativity by putting a song, video, pictures, cartoons and the like on Defaid? Like CLIC Song; A Simple Comic; New Drawings Blog or you can present your visual creative work to the new Gallery here.
And so I hope that this has given you some inspiration. This is only a snapshot of the masses of articles that are available on the CLIConline network.
Taking part is simple. If you want to submit a piece to put on Defaid then you must register to the website. You can do this here. Then, after logging in you have to submit news, which you can do here.
So why not begin to think of how you can contribute to Defaid.com. I’m sure there are a lot of other young people on the island, and possibly nationally, who will have great interest in what you have to say. If you would like any advice on how to write an article there is information available here.
Or if you would like any further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org