What is Kiddify and why am I talking about it?
In short, it’s Youtube or Vimeo for kids, but it’s more than that. It’s about sharing knowledge and nourishing that natural state of openness and curiosity kids were born with.
Kiddify does this through peer-to-peer shared videos where kids from anywhere in the world can explain or do a tutorial on anything from making a toy, to cooking, tips on crossing the street, making a news paper or doing a summersault. Anything the kids imagination can dream up, they can do a video and put it online for others to learn from.
What I like about this site, is that it is kid friendly but it is doing much more than providing a safe haven away from the often distracting and uncensored content of the internet. It is getting children, from all different races; social strata’s, geographic locations to interact with each other, and discover that they are all alike. They all share the same challenges and curiosity. Where there are differences, they learn to appreciate them. It brings the outdoor playing experience right into the internet, because these kids have to actually do something to participate. They are no longer sitting back and absorbing content. They are actually creating the content and accomplishing something, building their confidence and making friends while doing it.
How Am I Involved?
It is important to Kiddify, to get as wide a perspective as possible, so they don’t want the videos to come from only one region. I currently film kids in Jamaica who want to make videos but don’t have the ability to film themselves, because of no access to a camera, or no clue how to start. So far you can see some clips I shot in Jamaica for their promo video.
Kiddify Promoi Video Link
I doubt you will be able to pick out my clips, but there are a few mixed in there. I am proud to be a part of this project, even though I don’t have kids yet, but the idea is a good one and it is the brain child of a Jamaican living in Germany.
I had some safety concerns when it comes to monitoring content and ensuring that kids are not targeted on the site. I was assured that they have moderators that continuously sweep the site for inappropriate content and interactions. I am really happy about that, because this world has become very scary, especially for kids.
I really hope this site gets popular, because kids need a place where they can share their knowledge and experiences freely. It’s easier for a child to learn from another child. It’s less intimidating for them and it makes them more confident to step out of their comfort zone and maximize their potential. This is definitely Nivek Pro endorsed.
I am a Filmmaker, Animator and Writer. I love telling stories and making them come true. You will see me on the big screen soon enough.