What is WICID.tv?
WICID.tv is the youth information and media website for young people by young people.
The website was launched in 2011 and has been working ever since to give young people aged 11 to 25 years old access to creative opportunities and providing a pathway into their chosen career.
WICID.tv also has loads of information for young people and can help direct you to organisations that can offer you specialist advice, support and guidance.
What are the main features of the website?
WICID.tv is YOUR website!
It is a blank canvas for you to showcase your creative work. Most of what you see on WICID.tv is what we call “user-generated content”. You could be an artist who wants to show off their skills, a budding film maker wanting to showcase their short film, or a writer looking to publish their reviews or blog. It’s totally up to you.
We aim to give you reliable information and access to partnered organisations if you need support with:
You can also speak to our dedicated WICID Nan who is happy to answer any questions and concerns you may have. You can send them in via our anonymous contact form HERE.
Who runs WICID.tv?
The website is maintained by YEPS (Youth Engagement and Participation Service) in association with RCT Council (Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council).
YEPS offers young people in RCT access to a variety of FREE activities during lunch-time, after-school and through the school holidays. They also run Extended Provision between 5pm and 8pm most evenings a week that young people aged 11 to 25 years old can attend.
Check out what’s going on in your local area HERE.
How can I get involved?
We want more young people to join WICID.tv and get creative.
There are two ways to get involved:
- Contact us on social media: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram.
- Create an account and submit your content.
You could gain advanced access to books, games, music and event tickets in return for your reviews and could also receive free, accredited training to advance your creative experience and knowledge – this will look great on your CV or personal statement.
WICID.tv is all about you and your work – by signing up to the website you can submit your own content. You don’t have to be the next J.K Rowling or Shakespeare; we encourage submissions of all types. If you’re a budding illustrator then why not send us your artwork? Or, if you see yourself as the next Spielberg then why not premiere your short films on our YouTube page? There are many opportunities to learn new skills, such as film making, photography, journalism. Fresh ideas are always welcome, so if you want to share them, contact the WICID editor.
When you publish on WICID.tv you’re gaining an instant audience made up of young people from across RCT and other readers all over the world! You can also read and view the content submitted by other young people and have discussions with them by leaving a comment. We encourage members to leave comments and engage in debate, but we take any form of bullying extremely seriously, so all comments are moderated – this means that no comment is published without the WICID editor checking it first.
The small print (but bigger)
WICID.tv and YEPS is supported and funded by the Welsh Government to work with young people aged 11 to 25 years old in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
We take online safety and child protection extremely seriously. All comments submitted to the website or any of the social networks associated with the WICID.tv and the YEPS will be moderated and any inappropriate posts will not be made live.
We will actively combat all forms of bullying and discrimination and we work in partnership with the Police to safeguard children and young people against online exploitation. We encourage our members and users of the website to report any incidences they see online via the CEOP button located on the bottom of the homepage.
We reserve the right to withdraw any content from the website and our social media posts; and refuse to post any new content if it breaches community guidelines. We may also amend or suspend your account without prior warning if you are in breach.
We cannot accept responsibility for any data loss incurred on the site or for content on the external sites that you have accessed via links posted on this website or on our social media.
The Council is committed to keeping your personal information safe and secure and keeping you informed about how we use your information. To learn about how your privacy is protected and how and why we use your personal information to provide you with services, please visit our service privacy notice HERE and the Councils data protection pages HERE.