Location: United Kingdom
Wing analyses the type of content the child is being exposed to and alerts a parent if there is a potential issue. It can detect cyberbullying, explicit or violent content, and how the child’s interactions may impact their mood.
Bullying is a common problem that can lead to physical and mental health issues in children, both short and long-term. Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs through any online platform and can be worse than traditional bullying. Unlike face-to-face bullying, there is no safe place to escape bullies as we are dependent on our connected devices. It can also ensure the evidence of the harassment lives on in the digital world, potentially causing the victim problems later.
Wing gives parents the tools they need to guide their children through uncomfortable online situations. The platform can be used on smartphones and computers to monitor the child’s online interactions. Only if it detects concerning material, such as harassing messages or explicit content, will it then alert the parent or carer. Sensitivity levels to content areas can be customised.
The goal of the platform is to look after the child’s wellbeing by protecting them against cyberbullying and harmful content. By reviewing the child’s online interactions using artificial intelligence, Wing provides a daily report showing how much of the five core emotions the child was exposed to that day: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust. Understanding the pattern can help parents avoid an excessive amount of negative content that may cause harm. The development team report that privacy is protected.