Encyclopedia for Children

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This is a proposal for a new WMF sister project.
The logo for the project, if you already have one
Status of the proposal
Statusunder discussion
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionWikipedia is a great place to search for information but adult content makes it unsuitable for children. There are sites that offer this service but are limited in a few languages available. Therefore, the creation of this encyclopedia helps to spread the knowledge to young generations around the world
Is it a multilingual wiki?Multilingual
Potential number of languagesMultilingual
Proposed taglineSafer Encyclopedia for children
Proposed URLThe (proposed) website for the project
Technical requirements
New features to requireMediawiki with simple user interface, beautiful colored themes and large icons.
Development wikiDoes your project have a technical-development wiki (e.g., in Wikimedia Labs)?
Interested participants
List of project participants

Proposed by[edit]

Omda4wady (talk) 10:22, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Alternative names[edit]

  • ChildWiki
  • Kidswiki

Related projects/proposals[edit]

Domain names[edit]

  • WikiChildren.org (proposed domain : Avilable )
  • wikikids.org

Mailing list links[edit]


Site under construction : wikikids.miraheze.org

People interested[edit]

  1. Support Support most of the existing kids wiki proposals are not perfectly dealt with. given that one of the proposals are closed and the other is proposed by a blocked user, i think that this has a determined proposer who would be able to make this work. As the proposer pointed out, a free kids encyclopedia is desperately needed, and many websites are too compact and bordered to serve such purpose. advertisements and payment offers are spread all around. Simple english wikipedia is just for english children, we could either incubate the SEW or we could approve this proposal. Either way, a childrens encyclopedia is needed. Arep Ticous 05:36, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
    @Arepticous: Thanks for your support. Omda4wady (talk) 07:37, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. Support Support awesome proposal already existed in different languages sound good if this project done with Wikimedia support --Mohammed Bachounda (talk) 08:43, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
    @Bachounda:Thanks for your support , looking for your participation and co-operation Omda4wady (talk) 10:16, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Support Support I think this is a good idea that could actually work out ok in practise, like the Simple English Wikipedia. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 16:08, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  4. Support Support You can work with Google Search to improve SafeSearch and filter pornographic content.--Kitabc12345 (talk) 04:53, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support Support. Thanks @Omda4wady: for this impotrant proposal. In fact it's desperately needed, as wikipedia policies don't prevent adult content. This will be a safe place for children.--Dr-Taher (talk) 15:00, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Support Support. Impotrant proposal, childrens encyclopedia is needed. --أبو هشام (talk) 17:53, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support Support Wikipedia for children is a very good idea and I strongly encourage it. I hope that the proposal will be adopted. فاطمة الزهراء (talk) 19:29, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Support Support It is a great proposal.Tbiw (talk) 23:33, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Support Support It's not just about adult content, children's culture is enough big to own their wiki. --Ruwaym (talk) 03:31, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Support Support This is a good idea, wikipedia has versions for various languages and for simple english but these have overlap with other groups. to have a wiki exclusively for children with wikipedia's size and editing standards sounds like a good idea --Totalstgamer (talk) 07:21, 15 February 2021 (UTC)


Comment Comment My only concern is how we will govern what constitutes "kid friendly" content. It's kind of non-objective, as people differ on what they consider to be appropriate for children. While there would be obvious no-no's (like explicit images of genitalia), there would be a lot of grey area. I've always wanted this to exist, but worry that there is just too much grey area as to what constitutes appropriate content for such a site. SecretName101 (talk) 23:24, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
Comment Comment Per above. Random Wikimedian (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:40, 25 February 2021.