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CLiC News- is an outreach project within the Dublin Institute of Technology Access and Civic Engagement (ACE) Office.

Our free news website, CLiCNews, was set up in conjunction with the DIT School of Media and another ACE Programme - Students Learning with Communities (SLWC) to provide a resource for those schools. We have subsequently made the site available to all primary schools and would invite teachers who are interested in using the site with their class to contact us. .

We have set up a restricted site as we want to produce a safe environment for children and we believe at the moment that teachers and, more importantly parents, agree with this arrangement. In particular restricting CLiCNews in this way allows children to leave comments without feeling intimidated and ensures that they will only come in contact with their peers or teachers.

Within the site news items are written by Journalist students from the DIT at a level which reflects the age range of the children and are presented in a way which precludes using graphical images and language which are unsuitable for young children.

As an encouragement and aid to improving Reading and Writing skills the children are encouraged to comment on stories which have been published.

All the children's comments are moderated and we rely on a small number of volunteers, with a teaching background, and ourselves in the office to check them and award stars to those with good grammar and content. We also provide facilities for registered teachers to download the children's comments from their school so that the content can be assessed offline. This is what distinguishes CLiCNews from other children's news content which is freely available.

Within CLiCNews, as a parallel to published news items, we run various Polls and Competitions.

For more information on CLiCNews and how you may apply to register your class please contact us HERE



CLiCNews is run in conjunction with the Journalism Department of the DIT School of Media.
This is part of an initiative organised through the Access and Civic Engagement Students Learning With Communities' programme.

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    I would go to the cinema to watch Cars 3. I saw the trailer and it looked amazing. I heard from one of my friend that Despicable Me 3 is in there cinema and when she went to see it it was amazing . She said its a movie to watch lots of times and maybe buy it on the DVD.

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  • BD says:
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    I think it is terrible that people are robbing dogs on people .It is so sad because there is people looking out there and the Garda can't even find most of them and probably half of them is dead .It is heart breaking even talking about it .This is all I can say those of you who's dogs are gone don't give up because them people will be caught one day and also them people that have taking the dogs they should feel so guilty of them selves because they are breaking everybody's heart so just to let youse know DO NOT GIVE UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......On them ok.

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  • smurf14 smurf14 says:
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    Wow that was interesting.
    I didn't think it would be a very entertaing job .
    I actually thought it would be vey boring.
    But the way they explain it it sounds not as bad as I imagined.
    Its nice the way that he didn't always want to have that ambition and then became more into it.
    That might tell me that what I want to be when Im older I may not want to be at all.

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  • Alexandra123 Alexandra123 says:
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    I personally think that is so good to take pictures off something that makes you happy or that is something that you never ever saw in your life and you know that you are going to see it ever again . i usually take pictures a lot off times even tho I don't need them but now I realise that you have to take picture at something that you never saw or something that you really like.

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  • Alexandra123 Alexandra123 says:
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    This post is very good to read and to know .It's good to know because if you wanna go to a art college you have to know how it's going to be and what you are going to learn .And plus is good to learn art and to like art personally I love art is so nice .

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  • BottleFlipKing says:
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    I believe that if you enjoy collecting cards of pokemon or whatever you should do it. If you like sport play sport. Whatever your into do that.I once collected match attax and if I ever got a good player I would get super excited. So naturally if someone got a good monster they would be excited too. I also collected Yu-Gi-Oh cards and I enjoyed battling with my friends. I was really young when I was doing this. I have moved on and I now enjoy sport and electrical devices [Ipad Xbox Ps4 ect] But I can see the angle that this person was coming from. It was fantastic to see how this was so popular. Overall a great article

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  • LilyPad101 LilyPad101 says:
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    That sounds so cool. I love Enid Blyton, she is one of my favourite authors from when I was younger. My favourite book when I was younger was ''The Famous Five''. I also loved Malory Towers and St.Clares. What is your favourite book by her?

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  • RainbowNarwal RainbowNarwal says:
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    12 years is a long time to be into dancing.
    Irish dancing seems very hard and complicated and to be doing so well is a big achievement.
    I have never really done dancing but my mom did it when she was a child.
    She says that it is great so I trust her.

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  • Hurling says:
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    Oh My God! That couple must be the luckiest people ever first the wife won 10,000 euro then the husband won 92,652 euro which is BONUS! I wonder what they will buy with all that money. They are probaly now rich. They could buy a really nice car with that money!

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  • Barca Boy Barca Boy says:
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    I suppose you don't need to be a super hero to save someones life. It's amazing that people care for all the animals and a actual firefighter put his life on the line just to save this dog called Nalu that was stuck in a fire in the hotel called Santa Monica in California. It is amazing that 23 firefighter had the fire controlled in ten minutes. Dogs need to be treated like normal people. This article was really good Clic news. Byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

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