Grants talk:IdeaLab/Child Friendly
I like the idea of focusing more on younger editors, but I'd like to see some clarification on what this entails. For example, are you saying that Wikipedia as a whole should use more simple language or just the WikiProjects? If you're talking about the WikiProjects, are you suggesting that we make more simplified pages for children or to try to make the content on these pages more easily understood?
One of the biggest drawbacks of making simplified pages for children is that we cannot always guaranteed that these pages would be monitored, something that younger readers would absolutely need. Another issue is that many of these pages are already somewhat simplified and while admittedly some could be further simplified, that's an awful lot of work and would require a lot of cooperation from the various projects.
I think that a better option would be to focus on creating a mentorship program aimed specifically at tutoring younger editors. We already have some mentorship programs, but none that focus specifically on younger editors and it'd be a good idea to have one since children don't necessarily have the same thought processes as adults. (Some mature ones do, but even then they're still children.) Tokyogirl79 (talk) 04:14, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
- My rationale for this is that this would be far less work and you'd be able to give the children more one on one attention, which is ultimately what they'd likely need. The visibility of this mentorship program would also be helpful with raising awareness with various WikiProjects as far as younger members go. You could also maybe work on expanding some of the current literature for younger editors since I think that this is the main/sole thing that we have for younger editors. Tokyogirl79 (talk) 04:17, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
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