14th December 2017 Ascension Team

Evening Standard: Mother launches Highbrow streaming site

A mother who feared her son would be exposed to “scary and violent” video content online quit her job at a City law firm to launch a child-safe streaming platform.

Priyanka Raswant, 31, came up with the idea after thinking about how to manage the screen time of her son Aahaan, who is now two.

With her husband Rahul, the former corporate lawyer founded Highbrow, a Netflix-style start-up backed by O2 that has grown to streaming 4,000 educational videos since launching six weeks ago. The couple, from Hammersmith, work with independent creators and all the ad-free content is vetted by staff before going live.

Highbrow, available on platforms including web browsers and iOS, is aimed at children aged one to 11.

Videos on the £5.99-a-month site cover science, cookery, the human body, travel guides, religion, culture, yoga, plus art classes on topics such as drawing dragons. There is also a section for youngsters with autism and hearing impairment. More…

Source – The Evening Standard

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