YOUNG people are encouraged to express their views on a new website designed by teenagers.
Five year 10 students from Earlsheaton Technology College in Dewsbury have developed the website Shout It Out.
The site is intended to give young people a platform to discuss issues of importance to them and communicate their views to councillors, council services and other agencies throughout the region.
The students worked with staff from the ICYE (Involving Young Citizens Equally) project.
Clr Geoff Alvy, the Cabinet member with responsibility for children's services said: "We attach a great deal of importance to young people's opinions in forming the Every Child Matters agenda and the new children's service."
IYCE regularly work with different groups of young people.
The Earlsheaton group decided to focus on safety for young people in their project. They now wish to hear from young people about their experiences and their ideas on making communities safer.
The site can be found at www.shoutitout.org.uk and features polls and surveys for young people to complete.