Curatio has partnered with Simon Fraser University professor Alissa Antle on a project dedicated towards children’s mental well-being – No Child Alone, an online social network aimed at supporting children’s social and emotional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There’s really nothing for eight to 12-year-olds in terms of safe, private social media connections, or private networks, that give them support around social emotional learning, or the fallouts of COVID-19,” she states Dr.Antle.
Children will be able to join the No Child Alone private online social community, which will be moderated by an adult. They will have some autonomy to interact with other children as well as access expert children-focused resources they may need.
The app prototype pilot will be launched with a limited number of children, with intentions to expand as further funding becomes available. Research for the project is currently funded by a $105,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) COVID-19 Alliance grant. The team aims launch a co-design study this winter.
For further details, please see original article source on the Simon Fraser University website.