Founder and editor, Lynn Schreiber started the magazine after becoming frustrated with the available print media for girls, much of which is a mere advertising vehicle for reality TV celebrities and US teen sit-coms, interspersed with “reviews” of latest console games.
During the first year, we had a lot of feedback from boys, and their parents, asking us to open up the site to boys. We realised that the articles are just as interesting for boys, but they were put off by the ‘for Girls’ in the title.
The magazine encourages and supports both girls and boys, and is gender neutral. This means that articles aren’t aimed at boys or girls, but at all kids. Each child can then read what really interests them, not what society thinks they should be interested in.
We feature fun articles and creative craft ideas, personal and school/career advice, insights into careers that they may not have considered, articles about children around the world and interactive content, some of it written by their peers. We feature great role models – not celebrities, but athletes, scientists, writers, archaeologists, engineers, counselors and councilors.
We are always on the lookout for new ideas and contributors so if you would like to help make Jump! magazine a real alternative to the current print magazines for kids, do get in touch.
We are particularly interested in articles from our young readers. Whether book review, report on a sporting event, political commentary, crafts, photography … or anything else that you are interested in.
Jump! Mag is a non-profit endeavor and all our contributors work in their free time.
Advertising & Reviews
From time to time, we shall link to websites and recommend companies. We shall always tell you if we, or our writers, have received free products or services in return for writing an article. When we review products, we will be impartial and only recommend a product or service if we liked it.
We welcome comments from our readers.
At Jump! Mag we take the safety and well-being of your children very seriously. All comments are moderated before being published. We realise that it is exciting for the children to see their comments appear at the bottom of an article, but we ask for understanding that we must vet all comments first.
If a comment is deemed offensive, or the child reveals more information that we feel is appropriate, then we may delete or alter that comment. If this happens, then we shall contact you (through the email address registered for commenting) to make you aware of this.
Children under the age of 13 years may not register for the newsletter, comment on the site or write an article without the permission of their parents. If your child would like to contribute, please get in touch with our editor.
For information on how to keep your child safe online, we refer to the article on Child Safety Online
Teachers and Schools
We are always delighted to discover that teachers have been sharing our website with their pupils, and are happy for you to do so. Feel free to use any information you find here for educational purposes. If you would like to quote or repost sections of our posts, we request that you link back to our site.
To make it easier for you to share articles with your pupils, we have added QR codes to our most popular posts. Download the image and print on homework sheets so that kids can scan the code and read the article.
We welcome feedback and suggestions. You can contact our editor, Lynn Schreiber directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @jumpmag
Please note that we do not accept articles written with the intent of selling products or services, or those which include follow links.