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Vikidia:Basic principles

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Vikidia is a free encyclopedia for children and everybody who wants a simple explanation on a subject.

Vikidia especially implements and complies with the articles 12, 13 and 17 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Content[edit | edit source]

Vikidia articles must be suitable for 8–13 years old children since this is the reason why the wiki was made. The content that is generally considered as inappropriate or that is generally considered as possibly offensive for this age range is excluded. Vikidia is free content that anyone can edit, use, and modify according to the principle of Free Knowledge. The general license used is CC-BY-SA.

Delicate content (sexuality for example) should also be treated on Vikidia, but in a way suitable for the age group.

No editor owns an article. Respect copyright laws, and never plagiarize from sources. Sources and references are welcome, though not required as much as on Wikipedia. The counterpart Wikipedia article can be a good basis for verification. Vikidia is not a dictionary, a web directory, a catalog or a blog.

Vikidia is written from a neutral point of view on each subject. It aims to expose clearly the notable aspects of a subject. Try to avoid complicated sentences and consider explaining difficult or specialized words.

Editors[edit | edit source]

Everybody is invited to edit Vikidia, without age restrictions. There are no mandatory or forbidden roles or status related to the users' real ages, with few exceptions. Vikidia aims to enable children and teenagers to write and to be involved in building the encyclopedia.

School projects are welcome, provided they consider the rules of the wiki and its content objectives.

See also: Vikidia:For children or by children?

Good manners[edit | edit source]

Treat each other with respect and civility: avoid personal attacks. Seek consensus. Act in good faith, and assume good faith on the part of others. Be open and welcoming to newcomers. Don't cheat with a second account. Vikidia should be a friendly space, taking into account that young people should be a part of the editors' community.

Rules and policy[edit | edit source]

Vikidia has policies and guidelines. Apart from the general principles, they can be interpreted and evolve over time. On points that haven't been discussed, established or otherwise decided, the guidelines of Wikipedia in English should be the reference.

Don't worry: nothing has to be perfect at first shot, you don't need to know all the rules to start collaborating. Every past version of a page is saved, so any mistakes can be corrected. Still, try to learn more and more and become an even better Vikidia editor.