Travel to….. CYNJA SPACE

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Session Topic: Travel to Cynjaspace

Tuesday 4J

Convener: Heather Dahl, Chase Cunningham and Les Chasen

Notes-taker: Heather Dahl

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:


The Cynja is a universe. Just as training wheels allow kid the freedom to ride a bike, CynjaSpace allows them to train for freedom the adult cyber world.

  • We ease kids into the adult world. We have a watershed on TV, we have a kids menu, we have training wheels on bike. There is a demarcation between the world of adults and the world of children.
  • But when it comes to technology and the Internet, we just let them navigate the adult world.
  • And sometimes they wipe out.
  • We know kids fall over.
  • And parents are alarmed.
  • Look at all of the things that parents need to focus on to protect their kids.
  • And this is what we give them. If kids don’t like doing homework, why would adults like doing it? And this looks like homework.
  • Here’s Shirley the dog. I guess she is supposed to make all of this look fun. Shirley we can do better than a dog leaning against bullet points. And we can.
  • We help kids and their parents navigate the world of cyberspace in one place.
  • It’s education combined with security & privacy.
  • Kids want to feel empowered. They want to feel confidence. They want to be awesome. The Cynja inspires kids to WANT to be safe. And that’s a huge win in any parent’s book.