Social media and tech giants are exploiting user data and digital techniques to increase everyone’s screen time, especially those of children causing them to trade physical and social interaction for digital experiences. This has led to increased feelings of isolation and depression in children along with decreased physical health. Arranging play dates is also more time consuming and demanding for parents causing them to turn to easier digital options for entertainment.
CYP removes much of the friction involved in finding friends and scheduling play dates. The app runs on any smart phone or tablet and helps parents safely find play pals in their geographic area and see availability to play in real time. CYP also allows parents to curate networks of children’s friends and message directly through the app, eliminating the need for multiple calls and texts to see if friends can play and arrange a play date. CYP focuses on removing friction in finding and arranging play for children and making it just as easy as the current digital alternatives.