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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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  • Fluffy Panda 039a Fluffy Panda 039a says:
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    That is amazing! I never knew that would ever happen to another animal ! A teacher was beside me when I read the story and he said that he used to have a farm with pigs and they had two baby pigs born with two heads one at the front one at the back. I was shocked to hear that that is amazing but also sad that the pigs died .

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  • CiciQueen123 says:
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    This is a very cruel thing to do.Why do they have to kill them?Whales are very unique creatures and they're similar to us ,we both can have children so I think they should bann this rule allowing them to hunt whales,And they're ENDANGERED animals so you shouldn't hunt them.

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  • awesomemmet awesomemmet says:
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    I like going kayaking it is very fun when you go with your friends. You could play tag. You can do turns on the water and flip over. I was going to get a kayak but then I did not want it because they were expensive and it was better to go somewhere.

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  • awesomemmet awesomemmet says:
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    That is crazy how could you go that high on a wave if you fell of you would be surely dead. It must be a very skilled sport to play. It would be good if you could get surfing training. It is annoying that children are not able to do surfing. You could sometime see people on bondi rescue going over waves. I think 80 meters is very high considering he is very unsafe. I think I’ll stay doing soccer and galic though.

    Ps please make and article on Fortnite. An make it positive things about fortnite.

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  • awesomemmet awesomemmet says:
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    It is not surprising when your in a train station or a bus you see every person on there phone. Also when you go into a restraunt people come in because there is free WiFi not because it does nice food. Also when your finished your dinner you go on to your phone it is kind of crazy.

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  • x factor girl x factor girl says:
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    This is terrible, like we know she got her money but she was obviously injured, so we should'nt be only thinking ''Oh she's fine she got alot of money'' like we should'nt just think about money, we should think about the people around us in love and in care. Thanks for listening.

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  • awesomemmet awesomemmet says:
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    Who they are adding robots to classrooms that is a very good idea but I think there should still be teachers in classrooms because they can tell people off and organise thing lot better than robots because sometimes the robots could break down. Then there would be no teacher and there could be havoc and the parent of the children would complain.

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  • foxy fab foxy fab says:
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    This really weird. The theory about the seals nibbling could be right but wouldn't that be normal because they need air every few seconds and not just now. The other theory could be right to the hot water could be melting the ice which is all because climate change. I think climate change is a big problem. For the whole world even Ireland.` I hope everyone tries to stop climate change. So animals can have there normal homes back. Everyone can be happy with no more extinct animals or endangered. Thanks for the amazing article clic news

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  • (Calvin) Tiep T, NGUYEN (Calvin) Tiep T, NGUYEN says:
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    Calvin is testing this comment.

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  • (Calvin) Tiep T, NGUYEN (Calvin) Tiep T, NGUYEN says:
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    I'm calvin. I;m testing this

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