Maelo founded the Libdem blog at the age of 10. She has an interest in politics and uses her blog to express her opinions. She even organised a vigil night in London following the rape and murder of a woman in Delhi.
At the age of 13 she has spoken at the Liberal Democrat conferences on subjects that affects youths.
In an interview with The Telegraph she says that her parents respects her political views and allows her to express them.
She gets about 400 visitors daily and spends an hour for each of her blog post.
Holly Fratter a 6 years old blog with her father about the latest children books they have read.
Each of them writes a few paragraphs each giving their own perspective of the book. Holly writes her views in a notebook before typing them up.
They have more than 6000 visitors to their site and spend 2 hours a week blogging.
In an interview with The Telegraph, her father said that blogging encourages Holly to think about she is reading.
This gives her the opportunity to be critical in her reading and that her opinion matters.
Safety tips to consider if your child wants to blog :
Content creation: Read through the content your child has written before publishing it. Think about the consequences of the content and how it can affect other people reading it. Look at whether the content can be seen as offensive or create a potential problem for your child.
Privacy control : Ensure that your child is not giving personal information online. Such as telephone number, name of the school, photo, and address. Speak to them about the importance of online safety.
Monitor the comments: Screen through the comments your child is getting from their blog. If you think the comments are not appropriate for a child to read then delete them.
Communicate with your child: Speak to them regularly about their blog topic, why they are interested in the issue, and what they have learned from it. Be involved in the research process as this can motivate them further. This also can help them identify between credible websites and fake ones. By doing so you will also protect them from coming across inappropriate websites. This also will enhance the educational value of blogging.
Appropriate blogging platform: Choose an appropriate platform to publish the blogs. Not every platform is appropriate for children. Platform like kidzworld and Kidswirl are designed especially for children.