I have been doing quite a bit of surfing over the holidays with my kids and they have become addicted to user-generated videos.
Some of the video sites are more interactive than others- and one of them, YawpBox is particularly good. There are all kinds of “challenges” for viewers- like “Re-enact a movie scene or show” and “Make a commercial” I got one of my kids a web cam for Christmas and she has been QUITE inventive with her linted video making ability and I have about 5 gigs of video to upload- she gets quite a thrill thinking such a large audience might actually see her work! The ‘act” of making her video is quite creative and then to be able to share with others id a plus- the two combined are a great self-esteem booster. As always- check videos your kids want upload for any personal info- even a first name is too much in my opinion.
There is a fun feature sponsored by the Lex & Terry radio show. every week they offer a challenge for viewers and listeners to come up with something new to upload. The site is quite a bit of fun an well worth the look.