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Vikidia is an encyclopedia made with a wiki, using MediaWiki. Its goal is to be readable by a child from 8 to 13 years old as well as allowing easy comprehension to people learning French, Italian, Spanish, English, Russian, Catalan, Euskera and Sicilian.

Characteristics[change | change source]

As in Wikipedia, Vikidia is an open wiki, so everybody is allowed to edit the articles. But Vikidia is also a wiki for children, so all inappropriate or shocking content is quickly removed by the site's administrators.

Vikidia helps children to contribute, and some schools and teachers[1] have involved their class to write articles as a school project.

History[change | change source]

It was initiated in November 2006 and reached 16 000 articles in February 2014 in French.

English version was started in March 2014.

Italian version was started in 2012.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. from France, Belgium and Quebec.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Vikidia, l'encyclopédie des ados, Luc Ihaddadène, in Okapi, June 2007.

Other websites[change | change source]