Here's proof that the young are becoming masters at shaping the internet.
Martin Wroe samples some eye-opening websites about to win an international
Wes, 11, was navigating his way through a site called www.oriland.com promoting origami for kids and studiously creating a 3-D paper parrot. True, he is quite switched on when it comes to model-making, but it was still a surprise to find that 7th-century Japanese paper-folding was proving a match for the skateboard or Game Boy.
This Thursday in Paris, Oriland is up for a prestigious prize in the annual Cable & Wireless Childnet Awards (www.childnet-int.org). Now in their fourth year, these awards acknowledge a powerful, if unsung, driver of web activity the fact that children are uniquely at home online, not least because they have no conception of a pre-internet world. This year's awards pull together outstanding sites from across the globe, and after five weeks of judging involving both a children's panel and international judges, 11 will win prizes and 18 of them will be commended. The creativity of the nominees is striking...
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The Sunday Times
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