Getchy is a product of Children’s Discovery Museum’s Youth Programs.  It is a creative forum for youth to learn the basics of online publishing. This online format not only teaches participating youth necessary skills, but offers them a voice online. Getchy is written by teens for teens.  Some content may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

Kids from all over Silicon Valley bring their various backgrounds, creative abilities, ideas, skills, and enthusiasm together to produce Getchy. In order to create the content on this site, kids have mastered and helped each other learn Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, photography and journalism technique, as well as a basic understanding of web design.

The purpose of the site is to offer a venue for youth to publish their creative efforts and to offer the tools and the knowledge to so on their own. In addition, we encourage feedback from visitors in terms of comments and questions on individual work.

Getchy is a product of Discovery Youth and Summer of Service, programs offered by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. For more information on these programs, please visit www.cdm.org/youthprograms.

Privacy Statement

Getchy is a product of Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose’s CDMedia.Studio. This Website policy is intended to respect and protect the privacy and safety of its visitors and teen producers. This policy has been designed to comply with the 1998 Children’s Online Policy Protection Act.

  • We will not collect any personally identifiable information from visitors to our site. Personally identifiable information includes but is not limited to last names, school location, or addresses.


  • If a child sends an e-mail with a question or comment to Getchy, we will post his or her remarks without disclosing sensitive information about that individual, include last name, school, or location.  Any comments posted will first have to be approved by a Getchy moderator (CDM staff member) before the posting is approved.


  • We will not post sesnitive information about the youth-creators of Getchy.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy send us an e-mail at getchy@cdm.org. We can also be contacted at

Youth Programs
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110

This policy is subject to change.

Last updated:  12/10/2010.