A project for young people by young people.
We were contacted by Cornerhouse, a voluntary sector agency dealing with all aspects of sexual health, who asked if we could help support a group of young people develop a concept for a mobile app. Through their Lifestyle project, the girls wanted to design an app to encourage young children and teens to talk about their issues with bullying and sexual exploitation, and if we could help bring their idea to life!
The app provides advice, tips, and support for young people who may be experiencing bullying or abuse. The app is designed to be a safe zone for young people so they can access information, but can be hidden to ensure privacy for the individual.
This project is part of the national HeadStart programme, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Hull is one of 12 cities in the UK to pilot the £500,000 project and will run until December 2015.
The girls are leading the project and are in charge of the design and development. Our part is to help these girls bring their concept to life and put their app onto the right platform so that it is accessible to as many users as possible. We are working closely with the group and after seeing their designs and ideas, we are very excited for the release of the project and look forward to it being live soon.
Find out more about the Head Start programme here: http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/kids-stressed-going-school-Hull-project-help/story-22846825-detail/story.html