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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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    Honestly, this may seem cool but it also seems very dangerous. Think about it. It may save a lot of lives but it will probably cause a lot of deaths. I wouldnt trust a driverless car, and here's my list of reasons. 1: all machines can malnufunction or over heat, what if that happened to the car? 2: unfortunately there's very serious hackers out there, and if they knew about driverless cars then you can almost GAURENTEE that some will be hacked. 3: will it know when to stop? What if it glitches, and doesn't stop at a red light. 4: if it was programed to take shortcuts, that may also be dangerous. What if it goes on a busy street and hurts people? Well there's all my points, and my opinion. I just don't trust it. But I do have to say, Paul Newman is a smart person to invent this.

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  • Minnie Minnie says:
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    I love blackberry picking so much! It's really fun to run around, looking for ripe and juicy berries to pick! My brother and I always have a game when we go berry picking, to see who can collect the most ripe berries! (Extra points for big juicy ones πŸ˜†)

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  • Minnie Minnie says:
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    This article made me feel really happy when I read through it. That team is amazing! I hope that the little boy gets better soon. I think more teams should be like this. More teamwork and standing up for each other. I myself am not a good football player, so I never get picked for teams, and if I do I'm picked last. More teams should HELP each other, and if your not good (like me) they should try show you some tips.

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  • Minnie Minnie says:
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    Honestly, Dublin are one of the best Irish teams out there. I'd not, THE best. Steven Cluxto IS a legend, and yes alejandro18 he deserved to win a nominee. Dean Rock is also an amazing player, scoring the winning goal for the Dublin football team. Mayo had a very good season though. UP THE DUBS πŸ‘•

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  • Minnie Minnie says:
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    The remake of Beauty and the Beast was so good! It was filled with all sorts of emotion ☺️ My favourite actress is definitely Emma Watson, she is a really good actor! I am a Harry Potter FANATIC! I've read all the books at least 3 times, and I'm on the fifth movie with my mum. I'm going to Harry Potter world in a few weeks, and Hermione was my favourite character.

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    Well done to Ireland ladies soccer team. Who bet Northen Ireland 2-0 on the nineteen of September.Two great goals by Megan Campbell . The win has great start for Colin Bell's team.Best of luck for their next match which will take place on the twentyfourt of October against Slovakia.

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  • markoc123 says:
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    Wow I am amazed that these boys would do that for there friend. It is a great sign of respect. And we can all learn something from these boys. It takes a lot of courage to do something like that and those boys should be very proud of themselves. I wish the best of look to the very unlucky boy was diagnosed with Leukemia and I wish him the best of look to him on this terrifying journey.

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    That was a great article and it makes me very happy to see some of the smaller counties such as Roscommon get players nominated. I think that Andy Moran should win the player of the year award because he was consistent throughout the year. I am looking forward to watching the All stars as I do every year. Hear are some players I think should win an all star,Andy Moran, Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Jack McCaffrey, Tom Parsons,Enda Smith(Roscommon), Dean Rock! Kieran Donaghy, Cillian O' Connor and Aidan O' Shea.

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  • hubert18 hubert18 says:
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    Wow, that was shocking I didn't know she did such a thing. She is a very brave woman for what she had done. My sister listens to her most of the time I personally like her music too but not like my sister. I learned a lot about Selena today.Thank you and keep up the great work.
    Kind regards Hubert.

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  • obinna18 obinna18 says:
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    My hope is that Fluffy is okay, a lot of people judge sharks and other animals by their looks. I know for a fact no shark would eat you just for the sake of eating you, feeling threatened is what causes the majority of sharks to attack someone. I thought this article was very interesting.

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