Hi there! I'm wondering if anyone has any experience using digital platforms for communities involving young people (<18 years old). Some background: one of my projects is a kid's programming charity (prewired.org). Pre covid we had about 50 kids converge on a colocation space every week to learn digital skills, and we had a real community/buzz. We've just been awarded some funding to explore making that experience digital, and creating a community online.
I've a bunch of experience running offline/online communities via my day job (we use a combination of Google Groups, Slack, and increasingly Mighty Networks alongside one-way communication tools like Mailchimp etc.) These wouldn't work for a children's club due to safety concerns, Mailchimp aside.
The key things I think we need are:
If anyone has experience of setting something like this up, please do share any lessons learned!