Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we need a community for school children?

When students learn reciprocally from their fellow students, it results in great benefits that extend beyond the arena of scholastic and non-scholastic education. They derive opportunities to develop social skills such as functioning collaboratively and explaining their points of view objectively to others. A peer learning environment fosters a healthy competitive spirit among students through mutual sharing of feedback and opinion. Children also get encouraged to be open-minded and appreciative of themselves and their peers.

Who are the specialised interest clubs for?

Lynkube offers six different interest clubs to cater to the diverse vocational preferences of students and intends to add more in the coming months. Lynkube strongly advocates peer learning and the interest clubs facilitate the congregation of students with similar interests. It helps them derive the advantages of collaborative learning in the field of their passion, and share their experiences, challenges and achievements with each other. Lynkube interest clubs create a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for students to engage, learn, motivate and be motivated.

How many specialised interest clubs does my child get access to with a single subscription of Lynkube?

Children can choose any three interest clubs at the time of registration.

Why are there age-wise bifurcations within the specialised interest clubs?

Lynkube has designed the learning platform with an undeterred focus on promoting age-appropriate engagement and community networking that will facilitate peer learning. Though the specialised interest clubs cater to the focused, individual interest areas of older children (from grades 6 to 12), we believe that it is important to consider the steep differences in the learning abilities, growth stages and mental maturity levels of children in this broad age group. Thus, to enable wholesome interactions among peers while at the same time allow naturally phased development of personalities in a community environment, we have bifurcated the engagement channels into two age-determined communities: one for students of grades 6 –8 and another for students of grades 9 –12.

Why are there no specialised interest clubs for younger students?

Children of kindergarten and up to grade 5 are too young to be focusing on specific areas of interest. Most children of this age who attend specialized training in a certain vocational area are more exploratory and experimentative in their approach and do not achieve consolidation and channelling of their interests. They often pursue interest areas out of parental or peer pressure. We strongly believe that at this age, children instead need exposure to a wider range of co- and extra-curricular activities rather than be made to focus on specific areas even before they receive a chance to discover what they are truly interested in. We have created the Kindergarten Club and Star Club as all-inclusive club with an aim to expose children of pre-primary and up to grade 5 to as many interest areas as possible so that they may be able to choose their preferred area of passion organically, without pressure and in a sustainable manner by the time they are in grade 6.

What is the role of parents of the student subscribers of Star Club and Kindergarten Club?

Parents play a supportive and supervisory role for the children enrolled in these clubs. We encourage parents to let their children freely engage in their chosen community and do activities which they like. Please support them with things you believe they will need help with, such as uploading their videos, photos , be around occasionally to supervise their use of the platform, help them to navigate the portal, encourage them to participate and learn from the wide range of activities , share their experiences and appreciate their friends . Additionally, we encourage moms of these children to actively participate in the mom’s forum, freely share learnings and practices in parenting, and add to the holistic experience we aim to create for kids.

Are parents allowed to post the achievements of their children on Lynkube?

Parents are requested to let their children freely move in their interest clubs. Therefore, we are restricting parental access to the networking communities because we would like children to upload their own achievements, their happy moments, their creative work and feel proud about sharing it with their peers. We request parents to however encourage their children to post their work as much as possible so that they can facilitate peer learning and celebrate their own hobbies.

In case of Kindergarten and Star club, we presume that children would need parent’s support to use the internet, so parents can assist their children with worksheet uploads, post their achievements and register them for workshops.

Are there any restrictions for uploading content?

Objectionable videos, images, and posts containing inappropriate phrases or words are strictly prohibited from being uploaded.

What do I need to keep in mind regarding copyright issues?

Students are required to upload their original work. Should the work of any other person be used in the form of videos, images or text, or as reprises/recreated renditions, then due credit must be given to the original creator. For example, a song uploaded must mention that I am singing a song by Kishore Kumar or playing a piano piece composed by Beethoven.

How can a child report offensive or inappropriate content?

We have a robust content screening and monitoring mechanism for reviewing all uploads by students or parents before they are published. However, if a student still feels that a piece of content (image or video) is inappropriate or has the potential for misuse, we have provided an option for reporting such content.

Do schools have access to the clubs ?

Schools, do not have access to student profiles and Interest Club pages unless they are hosting workshops or contests, in which case, their event related announcements will be made on the club pages. Registered schools can however showcase their achievements in the space of co and extracurricular activities on the home page of Lynkube.

Who are mentors? Are they qualified to impart learning to children?

Lynkube has carefully chosen the mentors for our platform basis their knowledge, expertise and credibility in their field of interest. The complete profile of every mentor registered with Lynkube is displayed on our mentor gallery with complete transparency for students and parents to review and assess before enrolling their children in specific programs with our listed mentors. Our endeavour is to ensure that only credible established mentors are on board this platform for our students

Do mentors have permission to interact with Lynkube’s enrolled students?

Mentors only have access to the students who participate in their workshops. The access is limited to the period of the workshops or contests. Mentors do not have access to the interest clubs of children.

What happens when a student uses abusive language or posts inappropriate content?

We have a robust screening process at the backend of the Lynkube platform. This process ensures that the posted content is first screened before the uploads of students are displayed on the website. At the time of registration, students are required to sign a declaration that if they post inappropriate content, they are aware that their account will be blocked with immediate effect. The platform is programmed to identify and prohibit abusive or foul language and any exchange of phone numbers.

Why is Lynkube a paid platform?

We have invested a considerable amount of time, effort and money to bring a unique platform to children, which nurtures their talent and fosters their creativity. We do this by not only creating a valuable repository of learning resources but by also providing an unparalleled opportunity for peer learning through a safe, age-moderated online networking community that is exclusive for school students. The decision to offer this platform and its immense amount of features such as resources, workshops, guest sessions, industry interaction sessions etc. for a token monthly charge is based on our intention to attract passionate learners as well as serious mentors to our platform and discourage its frivolous use.

We have tried our best to answer many questions for you; if you still have any unanswered question then please feel free to write to us on the following email Ids.

Parents and Students – please write to us at studentconnect@lynkube.com

School Partners – please write to us at schoolpartnership@lynkube.com

Mentors – please write to us at mentorconnect@lynkube.com

Business Associates – please write to us at contactus@lynkube.com