Let the Teens do it...

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  1. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    I’ve noticed in the last few weeks, that there are quite a number of Teenagers below 18yrs, who are expressing an interest in writing. Some have had to leave, (with the intention of coming back when they are of age).

    How about if HP had a Sub website like HubTeens/Hubpage Teens? As they can’t sign up for Adsense, HP can still put Adsense on the website and maybe give them $5 at the end of the month or something else. There’s so much talent out there.
    (Oh! Strictly No Adult Content allowed).

    What say you?

  2. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I think that's a terrific idea!  Reading, writing, composition and being creative should be encouraged, especially amongst our younger teens.  Imagine how high they could soar if they were given a medium and an outlet to write freely and open.  You have my vote for this!

  3. torimari profile image67
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    As long as they realize this is not their livejournal or myspace then perhaps...:]

  4. O B One profile image56
    O B Oneposted 8 years ago

    They can easily find a way to HUB.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    They can write for Triond and get paid by pay pal. There are a few sites where they can write freely and earn some money.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is awsome! I had assumed that they would have to be of age. I will let my granddaughter know. smile
      Thank you. smile

    2. Daniel Carter profile image72
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A never-ending fount of info, you!
      I'm going to pass this along as well!

      As for a teen version of hubpages, it might be a terrific resource in addition to Triond that uninvited told us about. Competition surely does improve things on the whole. I would be all for a teen version of hp.

    3. Lisa HW profile image66
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They can also write on Helium if they're at least 13; and Helium's forum has a special section for teen views.  There are also "teen views" articles.   

      I think a teen section is a nice thing, but I do kind of like the "main" HubPages to be for adults.  I have mixed feelings about it, because I don't - in theory - want to exclude teens; but there are so many places online aimed specifically at teens (or at least that welcome them as equals), it's kind of nice to have a site that focuses on the over-18 set.

  6. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I would prefer this place to stay adult only, it is one of the things that sets it apart from the rest and makes it enjoyable. Besides, you probably do not realize how much legal and business hassle it is for HP to start dealing in clients' money. Not sure return will justify it. smile

  7. affiliategypsy profile image53
    affiliategypsyposted 8 years ago

    You are right.  There is a lot of talent in our younger generation.  I am really divided though whether HubPages should sway on their rules. 

    Maybe we could have a junior section or something like that.

    But yes we dont want to turn it into a place where all the teens are just chatting back and forth to each other.

  8. loveofnight profile image79
    loveofnightposted 8 years ago

    i like the idea of them having a place to express themselves and develop skills,besides they spend more money than i do

  9. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    More power to 'em! Wow...if only there had been a HubPages on the internet...when I was a wee lad!

  10. thranax profile image43
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Teens can find ways around everything. If they have the incentive to Hub on Hubpages and make money doing so.

    ~thranax~

  11. starme77 profile image68
    starme77posted 8 years ago

    Writing for many teens is a great way to express themselves so any way they can is great

  12. Flightkeeper profile image71
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    A HubPages Junior sounds fine.  But instead of paying them, perhaps they can write and get points towards something they like, such as an iphone or music, etc.

    1. Lisa HW profile image66
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wherever they write, I think they ought to be paid in money.  I'd rather my son or daughter be able to earn part-time by writing than be denied money because he was young.  If there's a young person who has good writing skill there's nothing like first-hand experience and practice at learning how to use it to make real money.  smile  I think a lot of them wouldn't bother if they didn't think they could get money, and writing is always a constructive way to spend some time.

  13. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for your comments everyone - particularly Uninvited Writer and Lisa HW who gave websites where teens can write and be rewarded for it. I never knew that. Thanks for sharing.

    So, Hubbers, if you notice an Under 18 in HP, refer them to: Trion and Helium.  smile

  14. Jane Dee Summers profile image54
    Jane Dee Summersposted 8 years ago

    Good idea Lady E, you have my full support.

 
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