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About this idea
CyberBuddy combines real-time monitoring with customized learning modules tailored to different age groups. These learning modules empower kids to navigate the online world safely as well learning modules guiding parents on how to communicate on certain topics that are shown depending on their child's activity. Our app features a digital reputation tracker, helping kids understand the impact of their online actions. Unlike traditional parental controls, CyberBuddy focuses on education, guiding children toward responsible digital behavior while empowering parents with valuable insights and resources. With an engaging, user-friendly design, CyberBuddy transforms online safety into an interactive and educational experience for families.
Impact
CyberBuddy aims to significantly enhance online safety for children and teens by educating them on responsible digital behavior and helping parents stay informed and involved. By addressing key parental concerns—such as device overuse, social media risks, and internet safety—CyberBuddy fosters healthier online habits and reduces the risk of cyberbullying, privacy breaches, and exposure to harmful content. The app's interactive learning modules promote awareness and understanding, equipping young users with the knowledge to make safer choices online. Additionally, CyberBuddy strengthens the parent-child relationship through meaningful conversations about digital habits, ultimately creating a safer and more supportive online environment for families.
What I'll do with $5,000
With $5,000, CyberBuddy will primarily invest in developing an interactive prototype of the app. This includes creating and to building functional elements and integrating basic backend functionalities. The prototype will undergo usability testing with parents and teens to gather feedback, which will drive forward improvements. Analysis of this feedback will inform refinements, ensuring that CyberBuddy meets user needs effectively from the outset and minimizes development risks before moving to full-scale production.
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