U-Reporters sign up voluntarily. There are currently two ways for anyone aged 13-24 to become a U-Reporter:
SMS: Send “JOIN” to 405. Both ATHKL and Ocean Link customers can send text for FREE. Facebook Messenger: simply open the app and search for @ureportkiribati and begin the conversation with “JOIN”. Once the registration is complete, U-Reporters receive regular polls asking for their opinions on issues such as health care, education, protection, and other available services in their communities.
Answers are analyzed and displayed on a public dashboard with answers consisting of a mix of qualitative and quantitative data, which are then mapped according to region and compiled on a national level.
Results are shared with all U-Reporters with emerging issues explored further via additional questions and responses, thus building a cohesive citizen-led dialogue on social development and human/child rights that is communicated to policymakers and publicized in the media to influence social change.