Introduction

Introduction

Newham Young People Online (which is not just by, of, or for, young people in Newham) is intended to be a shared online space where children and young people can build communities and share their creative work.

We use the term ‘children and young people’ describe members in the 9 to 12, 12 to 14 and 15 to 17 year old age groups. The term ‘adult’ describers adult facilitators/supporters whether they are 18 or 80.

We are developing the NYPO website so that young people can share their experience of the world through creative work: essays, art, poetry and stories. The aim is to put together an anthology that will be curated here and published in print and digital forms. In addition to contributing to this website young people will be supported in setting up their own websites as part of a cloud of sites that are linked to each other. We plan to run ‘writing on the web’ workshops for children and young people from August 2021.

We will include a forum so that members can leave messages and develop conversations. Members may be involved in developing and managing the project with the support of adults who work with them or parent them.

We welcome school groups, homeschooling groups and youth groups facilitated by teachers, parents and youth workers from anywhere in the world. Adults involved with such groups are responsible for the safeguarding of their own children and young people in line with their own policies. What children may post (for example images and videos of themselves) will depend on the permissions of the adults responsible for them.