How Safe Kids Works
How is Safe Kids different? We employ our proprietary and patented framework. PRR (Pause, Reflect, and Redirect) engages kids at three levels: casual, coached, and crisis.
We want kids to pause and think a moment about the places they view on the internet.
This time helps kids reflect on the choices they’ve made and learn more about the categories and sites they’re visiting.
As part of the process, we redirect kids back to where they should be, or to a trusted adult to learn more.
Some kids need more information and help than others. We apply PRR at three different levels of engagement.
Simple, approachable prompts encourage kids to stay on task.
For ~80% of kids, this is enough.
Deeper interactions, with the focus on creating a plan to share with a trusted adult, help kids who are more persistent.
For kids looking to self-harm or harm others, immediate alerts are sent to their trusted adult ecosystem along with appropriate, safe redirects for the kids.
Machine Learning ML
Machine learning is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. It is a branch of artificial intelligence based on the idea that systems can learn from data, identify patterns, and make decisions with minimal human intervention.
Natural Language Processing NLP
Natural language processing (NLP) is the ability of a computer program to understand human language as it is spoken and written —referred to as natural language. It is a component of artificial intelligence (AI).
How this adds value
Smart Boundaries for student access
80% of the kids who have been using our tools just need a gentle nudge back to where they belong in order to keep them on task. Our software is meant to be considerate of helping teachers teach. This is Casual Engagement or PRR Level 1.
Interception provides teachable moments
Some kids need just a little more information. For each category we intercept, we provide brief, rotating information to the child. We give kids real reasons not to engage with material online that might be considered negative content to help satisfy their natural curiosity, while preventing them viewing this content.
Adults are alerted to potentially hazardous browsing
A few kids need a little more help self-regulating. These kids are provided an opportunity to create a plan where, outside our system, a trusted adult can engage them to discuss better strategies. This is PRR Level 2, Coached Engagement.
However, a very few kids might be considering self-harm or harming others. This is PRR Level 3, Crisis Engagement. Here, we immediately redirect kids to trusted adults to get them the help they might need.