We are two parents who weren't winning the battle of the screen time. So instead, we embraced it and are building a platform to help inspire kids to strike a better, self-directed balance between screen time and real world activities.
And, with over 50% of kids aged 6-9 exceeding recommended screen time guidelines and that 48% of parents think they have too much screen time, we know we aren't alone in our concerns.
But, technology is here to stay! So, instead of saying 'no' to screen time, we are creating an environment where kids will be inspired to explore real world activities, learning and engagement. They will learn to self-direct their activities in the real world and yet still earn rewards in their virtual world bringing together - the best of both worlds!
Please check out our kIDICTED™ app and help us build a tech balanced life for all of our kids!
Michelle and Laura
was founded in 2017 by
Laura McLaughlin and Michelle Gorman with mission to help families build a tech balanced life for all of our kids
Through Silicon Halton, Kidictive has received support and access to a community of fellow entrepreneurs with a mutual interest in building innovation in Halton.
In August 2018, Kidictive was awarded an Ontario Creates grant under the Interactive Digital Media Concept Development fund to prototype and user test KIDICTED.
Becoming Kidictive has been a labour of love. One that we could not have undertaken without the support of our families, friends and a community of advisors, financial providers and enthusiasts. We thank you for your continued support!
In April 2018, Kidictive was accepted as a Haltech client. Through Haltech, Kidictive has received on-going mentorship, access to resources and sponsorship for grants and programs.
Through Haltech's sponsorship, Kidictive a successful application of the Ontario Centres of Excellent SmartStart Fund Grant. Debuting KIDICTED's MVP at Discovery 2019 in May, the funding
At Discovery 2019, Kidictive kicked off a Kickstarter campaign. We received our very first orders of KIDICTED and successfully funded our campaign.
Over the summer of 2019, Kidictive continued to complete the outstanding app features and content in preparation for full scale launch.
On August 23, 2019, Kidictive won the CNE Emerging Innovators Award for Kids Technology! And on October 23, 2019, Kidictive received the StartupCanada Women Founders Fund Grant.