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Introduces the WORRINOTS
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Who are The Worrinots?

The Award winning Worrinots app has been designed specifically for primary school age children to encourage learning, understanding and the language of emotions and feelings. The Worrinots is a safe platform where children can engage with one of four characters to share what might make them anxious, cause distress or upset them and their focus on learning.

The Worrinots then inform an adult via the secure messaging service delivered to the monitoring app, WotNot. The adult has the option to respond directly back to the child if a response is needed, this allows for directional instructions to be offered directly to the child.

The app won Children's & Education app of the year at the end of 2017 and boasts high levels of security, no in app purchasing or advertising and no links to external websites. This is reassuring for adults knowing their children are in a safe place when their children are engaging with The Worrinots.

Within The Worrinots app age appropriate tips have been co-written and verified by a BACP registered counsellor, so children can turn to trusted tips and tactics in a secure environment to gain tips and coping mechanisms that can last a lifetime.

Why choose The Worrinots?

We know children are not keen to speak face to face with adults, so we developed The Worrinots app to help children manage this in a 21st century manner. When children's worries and fears are taken care of children are free to develop into well-rounded individuals. As parents/carers and educators we know that when children have a healthy well-being and children feel safe and happy, they thrive in their academic studies.

When you combine The Worrinots with the home or school environment; parents/carers and staff can feel assured children have someone to confide in, and feel at ease knowing the trusted tips are there for children in the secure confines of The Worrinots app.

In the school environment the Worri-tips contained within the app can be used to form the basis for a PSHE curriculum, to set out a whole school approach to learning positive language and coping mechanisms. When used in the home, the Worri-tips can be used to generate family time discussion.

There is an increasing number of children suffering with anxiety at young ages where children should have no worries. In the press we regularly see reports stating schools are unsure how to implement services for children to meet the needs of well-being and early intervention.

Your frequently asked questions answered..

We often get asked lots of questions about The Worrinots, here’s the main ones we’ve answered for you.

The Worrinots is an app that has four characters, designed specifically for primary school age children. They will be able to confidently speak to The Worrinots about anything that makes them worried and learn the language and understanding around feelings and emotions, along with coping mechanisms that can last a life time.
The Worrinots was developed to help bring improving children’s well-being into the 21st century. As an app development company, we had the expertise to be able to develop a solution to help notify parents/carers and encourage them to be on top of their children’s worries through their busy lives. We want to encourage children to be as comfortable as they can at speaking out, our aim is to reduce the number of teenagers attempting to take their own life as a desperate measure, rather than speak out and ask for help.
The Worrinots is for parents/carers and children of primary school age.
The Worrinots is a simple yet effective tool that works by children speaking to a Worrinot character and sending their message off to 'make the fear disappear'. The Worrinots then send the message to WotNot, an app designed for parents/carers to be able to receive notifications of the messages and respond back directly to their children. Children can get to know The Worrinots characters by listening to their individual poems, they can also access tips and coping mechanisms that are contained within the app.
We wanted to make sure children would be safe using The Worrinots app and that parents/carers would be confident for their children to use it. Through the stages of development we consulted with a child psychologist, experienced teacher and a child counselor. Security was also important for us too as we wanted to ensure the information children were disclosing couldn’t be seen by others, so an encrypted back end and secure servers were high on our list of priorities.
Yes, very. Our early stage testing gave us the most amazing positive feedback. In fact, we haven’t received any negative feedback and hope not to.
We've even thought of that too. When children speak to their chosen Worrinot character they have the option of typing their message or send in a voice recorded message.
Downloading The Worrinots on to children’s devices is easy, it’s available free to parents in Scotland from BIA who we licenced it to and partnered with. But adults will need to have WotNot too, this is included with the Free code you receive to download from. You don’t have to be on the same operating system for The Worrinots and WotNot to work together either, the QR code held in WotNot will connect both the devices.
We know children have worries, no matter how old they are, and we know that even the smallest worry to one person can be the biggest worry to another. Children are not keen to ask for help or discuss their worries for fear of thinking others will laugh at them for being silly, they are clever at covering up their worries too. No matter how open you try to be with your children, they don’t want you to be worried about them. So if they don’t open up to you, who are they turning to and where are they getting their information from? The Worrinots gives you the opportunity to be on top of your child’s worries and be informed as soon as there’s a problem.