YOCee – a news website for young people in schools
Founded: Nov. 2006
What is YOCee?
YOCee is a cyberspace where children and young adults report news from their neighbourhood and school campus, training under the annual student reporter programme hosted by YOCee.
YOCee was born out of a desire to make the children share news concerning them and events that interest them. Beginning with a group of kids to bring out a scribble magazine earlier, the website came up in Nov. 2006 after a session with kids who worked on the design and content. It began in Chennai and with technology evolving every day, it is expanding to other parts of India.
Why isn’t YOCee just like any other children’s website?
Kids came together to contribute ideas for colour schemes, designs and pages of the website. The news reports are mostly by kids who are part of the Student Reporter programme. YOCee is a website for and by children and young people, which makes it different from other websites for children.
How can you be part of it?
Any child studying in classes 5 to 12 in India, who has an idea or info/news to share can be part of this website. You can send us news about events in and around your area, be it photos of celebrations in your colony, school programs, your or your schoolmate’s achievements or your drawings, sketches…
What is there for parents?
News and details of useful activities for kids, books and products you can buy or recommend to your kids, places you can take your children on outings and a blog that discusses issues news from the world all over relating to children.