Introducing Edtech Startup Little Bridge and its Co-Founder Sarah White KellyOnTech

Introducing Edtech Startup Little Bridge and its Co-Founder Sarah White KellyOnTech Entrepreneurial Story Series

How does Little Bridge keep teens children safe online?

First, they designed a two-tier review mechanism, where all messages are reviewed twice before appearing on the platform. First, using artificial intelligence technology, the platform automatically checks every message the kids send and filters out those that don’t meet the criteria, such as swear words and non-English words. Then, messages that pass the automatic review are sent to their 24/7 human review team, which double-checks each message before it appears on the site.

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Image source: Little Bridge

How does the content created by Little Bridge appeal to children?

Little Bridge creates all the content on the platform itself and owns the IP. Research they have conducted in collaboration with the University College London in the UK showed that learning content combined with community can improve learning outcomes. Little Bridge’s approach is to use “deep processing” to help children learn English skills effectively. After learning certain content, children can have real-time conversations in the community with children from all over the world. The new language skills are transferred from “superficial processing” to “deep processing”, which improves the efficiency of learning English.

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Image source: Little Bridge

How does Little Bridge’s community work?

As a competitive advantage that sets Little Bridge apart from its competitors, Little Bridge has created a “window to the world” for children. Children choose and design their own fun virtual avatars, and safely make friends with children from all over the world. Real-time communication in English not only consolidates their English knowledge, but also helps them understand different races and cultures, increases mutual respect and trust, and lives together more harmoniously.

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Image source: Little Bridge

Founder’s Story

Sarah White, co-founder and co-CEO of Little Bridge, struggled with the traditional education system. She has turned the tide against the odds by continuing to learn on her own and always maintaining a growth mindset. What impressed me most was the kind of heartfelt love that Sarah showed for Little Bridge, being sincere and friendly to people, and taking things very seriously with attention to detail. Sarah specially recorded a video, let us listen to her own heartfelt words.

Image source: Little Bridge, Sarah White, co-founder and co-CEO of Little Bridge

Text version of Sarah’s self-introduction video

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