Kids on the Net is changing!
Firstly to reassure you that Kids on the Net and its sub-sites
such as Dragonsville and Kids' Castle will remain open for the
Temporarily however, we can't publish as much writing as we normally
do. And writing that we do publish will take a little longer to
reach the website. Please be patient while these changes take place.
Here's why things are changing
As a result of its success and popularity all over the world,
Kids on the Net has outgrown its funding and its resources. We
are taking some time at the moment to reflect on past success and
plan what shape Kids on the Net can take for the future. We are
actively seeking donated website hosting, partners, sponsors and
additional volunteers so that as many projects as possible can
The websites will *remain online* with currently published writing
and lots of activities to be involved in. However, for the time
being we are sadly unable to publish submissions of writing in
Kids' Castle, Monster Motel and Dragonsville. The website will
soon reflect this information. The main Kids on the Net (www.kidsonthenet.com)
is still open to submissions of writing including stories and poems
but we cannot guarantee that writing will appear quickly, because
editing depends on the goodwill of volunteers.
Using Kids' Castle
There are LOTS of activities in Kids' Castle and throughout the
site that can be used in educational settings, please click on
http://www.kidsonthenet.com/castle/plan.html to find out more about
the games, puzzles and things to do in the Castle, including Dress
the Knight, Quizzes, interactive online Wordsearches and instant
stories. No password is required for these.
There's lots more to do even with galleries closed to submissions!
In school we recommend publication in a class book or poster and
you are welcome to take images from the site to use to illustrate
it. If you are a teacher or home educator and have already planned
your lessons with our resources, please get
in touch with the editor as I can arrange access in special
Find out more - join the mailing list
I hope this does not disappoint you and
am sure you will still find plenty to do. Hopefully the situation
will change in the near future. Please watch the eTeachers' Portal
Newsblog for further news. http://www.kidsonthenet.com/teachers/blog/index.html
and do join our mailing list if you haven't already.
Meanwhile, please make sure your bookmarks/favorites and links
point to http://www.kidsonthenet.com,
likewise http://www.kidsonthenet.com/castle etc.
We're looking for sponsors and partners for Kids on the Net and
looking for volunteers to help out!
If you would like to sponsor Kids on the Net or become a partner
in funding bids, publicity or online projects, please get
on the Net is run voluntarily on a non-profit basis. We're looking
and writers, and young writers too - anyone interested in web-based
literacy resources and digital writing - to help us with Kids
on the Net.
- Could you help us promote the site to other teachers and families?
- Could you be an advocate and a point of support for teachers
using the site in your country?
- Could you help us with a little
editing of submissions (can be done from anywhere with
access to the Internet)?
- Would you like to respond to young writers
with a helpful critique of their work?
- Are you a bit of a techie
able to help us improve and rebuild the website to
be more efficient? People able to convert cold fusion to PHP
- Could you help with fund-raising?
There are lots
of jobs not
big for busy people, and the more people we have
to help the more we can offer to young writers. The site has grown
managed by one person with another full-time job!
me know if you're interested in helping, even if it's just
Editor, Kids on the Net