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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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  • alice_pony alice_pony says:
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    That is really nice of them to give up their hard earned medals. I hope that they get lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of money for their medals. I feel sorry for the people in Iran who have probably lost loved ones.
    Thanks Aidan Coyle and clic for that heartwarming article!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ : )

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  • ruthgsic123 ruthgsic123 says:
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    That is such a heartwarming article. It is fantastic news !!! It is awful that the Gibbons are taken for granted and sold online ! Gibbons are lovely little animals and I bet the keepers that are taken care of him/her our really happy looking after him/her. AWWW I wish I could look after a gorgeous little baby Gibbon but I am happy because I am looking after an adorable little kitten ! Great article Caoimhin. Keep going with your amazing articles !

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  • its dat boy brandon its dat boy brandon says:
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    Wow that is absolutely insane that something that big is being built across such a big distance. It’s amazing now that they are building the biggest wall in the world! There are so many people without jobs and food in Africa but that is about to change for the better all across the gigantic continent. I think 11 million trees is an amazing quantity of trees to plant in the middle of a dry wasteland.

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  • its dat boy brandon its dat boy brandon says:
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    Wow I never knew St.Bernards could have tongue as long as 18.58 cm long. It’s still horrible that it can’t breathe poperly and that all those things stick to his tongue. I have seeni mochi’mo’rickert in the Guinness book of World Records. Just imagine if humans had tongues that long it would be such a nuisance to everyone. I absolutely loved bed this article. Well done Clic News.

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  • its dat boy brandon its dat boy brandon says:
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    It’s horrible that the French bulldog is getting genetically modified to become cuter but all that is happening is that the people Who are doing this are just killing them. I am from France and I have not seen one of those dogs at all. All of this is happening just because celebrities are posting pictures of them on social media. Thank you for making me aware of this problem.

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  • sophie020705 sophie020705 says:
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    I never thought that was why storms had names.People were saying that hurricane Ophelia wasn't bad but if you think some people died from the hurricane. In my area it wasn't bad but I know that some people got hit with it very bad.I can't wait to hear the new names for the new upcoming storms and hurricanes .Thank you clic news and Megan Goran for this article I really enjoyed it.

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  • Caitriona 2005 says:
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    CLIC News is such a great website because it helps children and adults write comments and while we wrote comments it helps us with our vocabulary and spellings. CLIC News always post child friendly articles as well. So it it is suitable for children of nearly all ages and adults as well.
    CLIC News well done you have created a great website.

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  • Caitriona 2005 says:
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    Wow his article was so touching . It was lovely to see that some people ate so kind that they would buy these children bikes so that they can get to and from school 🏫 faster and with less effort. Those people might have completely changed a child's life (in a good way) . I think that it is very important to donate to charities all over the world because not everyone is as fortunate you and might need something extra in life to help them.
    So I would like to say a big, huge thanks to CLIC News for never writing a bad article and always keeping their articles so interesting. Keep posting fabulous article like this.

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  • saradines saradines says:
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    This is awesome news!!!
    To have another animal back is super! Gibbions are adorable! I wish I could have one of my own! With their big eyes and furry coats I would always be snuggling up to him/her! And now that the are back I might get to feel one someday!!
    THANKS CLIC NEWS FOR ANOTHER AWESOME ARTICLE!!!!!
    AND ALSO THANKS FOR READING!!!!!

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  • sophie020705 sophie020705 says:
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    OMG!!!
    I would have never thought that litter and waste could pretty much kill sea creatures living in the ocean.It's so sad that because of what we are doing it is killing sea creatures or at least damaging them .People probably don't think when they litter that they are harming sea creatures.I feel so bad for sea creatures.STOP LITTERING!!!!! Thank you Katie Caroline De Le Hoe for this article.

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