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DIY traditionally means Do-It-Yourself and refers to the culture of building or creating things that can be bought. At DIY.org, we give DIY a slightly broader definition.
Our mission is to build a safe online community that kids can use independently, without parental supervision - a place where they can “do it themselves”. Within this community, we encourage them to create, share, and interact with each other over shared interests, without the fear of negativity, bullying, or predatory behavior limiting them. To us, DIY means empowerment. Through our free site and app, we hope to empower millions of kids around the world to become creators, builders, and, most importantly, responsible global citizens.
DIY is ideal for kids between the ages of 6 and 13 years. Considering that these are some of the most important formative years of development, we're trying to touch as many childhoods as we possibly can with positive content and hands-on learning.
We aim to encourage skill-building by fostering a healthy competitive spirit and build a community of proactive, self-confident, eager-to-learn, and — above all — kind children. We hope that these kids will go on to become adults that have the same qualities.
You can create your DIY profile on https://diy.org/register. The only details we need are your name, birthday, and email ID. If you have the DIY App, you can use it to create your profile.
In order to interact and share on DIY, kids will need to verify their DIY account. Verification is a way for us to collect parental consent in compliance with COPPA. Once their account is verified, kids can:
To verify your account, you will need to submit a video of you and one of your parents saying the sentence “I’m here to use DIY” using the DIY App. Here are some guidelines for when you’re creating a video for verification:
Once you’ve uploaded your video successfully, verification takes up to 72 hours. During this time, we check the video to verify parental consent and also to verify the age of the DIYer. This helps us keep DIY safe and free of intruders.
If your verification has failed, it is possible that your video was missing one of these requirements.