LifeBud - Fight Digital Addiction in Young Boys

Fighting Digital Addiction and Building Life Skills in Young Boys. LifeBud is your parenting partner on the digital front.

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Project Description

 

LifeBud is the only parental control app you will ever need. LifeBud addresses the problem of digital parenting, becoming your parenting partner as it helps your boys fight digital addiction, build life skills and gain rewards they can redeem for their favorite outdoor activities. 

 

THE PROBLEM

Children are spending more time looking at screens than ever before.

Are you one of those wondering how on earth you are ever going to get your kids to drop their tablets or phones? Do you see a concerning trend you feel you have no control over? 

Why you? You (just like we were) are part of the 47% of parents found by a recent survey to be worried about their children's addiction to mobile devices. You make up the 50% of that same group who are somewhat concerned about the effect of mobile devices on your kid's mental or general health.

You are a working parent, a single parent, or a stay-at-home parent with little time left on your hands to entertain while caring for your beloved child. 

You are sometimes plagued with guilt, torn between two ideals - working to provide for your children and safely entertaining them while ensuring they grow to be fully productive, healthy citizens. You want to keep your children entertained. On the other hand, you desire to create a healthy balance between their digital lives and the real world

We get it. We've been there with three boys and know exactly how that can drive you nuts!

Digital and gaming addiction is real. The World Health Organization just confirmed that. Boys are three times more likely than girls to develop an addiction to mobile or gaming devices. With a strong connection being shown between digital addiction and violence, the impact is concerning. 

This is the world we live in today:

Those are our current trending headlines. Technology is not the problem - its use or abuse is. 

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OUR SOLUTION

Join us as we repurpose digital and gaming devices for our children. The future of over 500 million boys in the world aged 4-14 with access to mobile/gaming devices is dependent on us as we seek to: 

 

LifeBud exists to bridge the two worlds - the digital and the real. It is the only parental control app you will ever need. LifeBud takes into account every boy's fascination with heroes and so provides them with a digital hero, a cyber parent if you will. LifeBud is your extra set of eyes, watching and filtering content, redirecting to healthier alternatives, presenting real-life 'test' scenarios that promote social skills and build emotional intelligence. 

LifeBud builds life skills as boys learn to make up their beds and wash dishes without question, send Mom a picture, who gets their bud to unlock their device for use. 

Their Digital Life Buddy is also very fair - handing out rewards along the way for every time your son willingly follows prompts to get off the device, do chores scheduled by you, or gets up and stretches for instance. What's even more exciting? Your boys redeem these points at partner organizations for free, fun activities.

No more fights when it's dinner time. From the comfort of your phone, you can enlist LifeBud to pause all devices and send your boy(s) down. Gone are the days of falling asleep in class. LifeBud goes to bed at your kid's bedtime so all devices stay inactivated till the next preset time of use. 

Now you can be the parent and let LifeBud be the buddy!

 

Where will the money go?

 

Our Founders

Quinta Caylor and Jason Caylor founded LifeBud after their own personal experience. They've been there and back as parents of three boys and come from a strong background committed to family. 

Quinta’s experience in healthcare as a Registered Nurse gives her the insight like no other, into the indescribable ways in which the misuse of technology is destroying lives both physically and emotionally, and how to use proven research to both prevent and combat that. Jason’s experience with the US Air Force has left him with a commitment to societal peace, good citizenship and a love for the outdoors. Raising socially and physically sound boys all over the world is an extension of that commitment.

Their combined business acumen and grit from years spent working with close family members who were successful serial entrepreneurs guarantee their commitment to the success of LifeBud. 

 

Our Social Commitment

LifeBud is committed to saving our boys, saving their futures and preserving the integrity of families as a whole. We are therefore committed to giving away 5% of our proceeds to non-profits that seek to uphold these ideals. 

 

Your Commitment

You are here because you care. We appreciate your commitment and show of support as we raise funds through iFundWomen to complete the production of LifeBud and bring it to the general public. Seize this opportunity to become an insider - fund us and help spread the word on social media. 

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When will I receive my rewards?
  • Rewards will be shipped during the course of the campaign and latest, 1 week after the campaign closes. Be sure to include your address in the message box.
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  • You will be subscribed to our newsletter and will receive frequent updates. You will definitely be one of the very first to know as soon as the app is complete and available. 

 

Xtne
09/20/2018
LifeBud Mommy/Daddy First Dibs & Social
$10
Etem Chu
09/09/2018
Monetary Contribution
$200
Muoi Tran
08/30/2018
LifeBud Tee
$50
08/30/2018
LifeBud Mommy/Daddy First Dibs & Social
$10
08/29/2018
LifeBud Mommy/Daddy Member
$100
08/29/2018
LifeBud Mommy/Daddy Member
$100
Anonymous
08/28/2018
LifeBud Mommy/Daddy Member
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
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$10
LifeBud Mommy/Daddy First Dibs & Social

Hey LifeBud First Mommy! As a thank you for supporting our mission, you will get first dibs and a social media shout out! We will not only shout you out on social media but you will also be the first to get an invite to the app!

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$20
LifeBud #ParentingGoals Notebook & WOF

As a thank you for contributing at this level, we'll send you our #Parenting Goals Notebook and also list your name on our website Wall of Fame. You also get an early invite to the app!

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$25
Moms (and Dads) of LifeBud

Hey Moms (and Dads) of LifeBud! LifeBud wants to hear your story. We will share your story on all of our social media pages and blog, plus you get our parenting goals notebook, an early app invite and your name on our website!

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$35
LifeBud Intentional Parenting Guide

This is THE guide for those who need a helping hand in the intentional parenting arena. It's not easy, but with our guide, it makes it all a little easier to teach your kid to 'Digiwell'. Let us express our thanks by offering you this guide, our notebook, early access and a mention on our website and social media as well!

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$50
LifeBud Tee

Become a LifeBud Major Mommy/Daddy. We will express our thanks by offering all previous rewards PLUS the LifeBud Limited Edition Tshirt for your boy!

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$250
LifeBud Parenting with a Punch Mommy/Dad

We know you sometimes need one-on-one guidance. We understand because we've been there. Get all the previous rewards PLUS a Free 1 hour session with Trusted Parenting Coach, Amanda Houle from Parenting With A Punch!

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$500
LifeBud Family Heirloom Timepiece

As an extra Thank You for contributing at this level, you get all previous rewards PLUS a curated, handmade, custom, steel clock in the shape of any state or country of your choice. Hand made at LifeBud HQ in North Carolina.

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$1,000
LifeBud Angel

We are so honored you have chosen to become a Lifetime LifeBud Angel! At this level, you get all the rewards PLUS a special sponsorship on the app and on our website.

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$1,500
LifeBud Featured Partner

Become a Featured LifeBud Partner at this level. Partner up by purchasing this reward for cash or providing services for LifeBud subscribers worth the value of this reward. You get integration into the app and mention on our LifeBud Partnership page. 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
Contribute
$10
LifeBud Mommy/Daddy First Dibs & Social

Hey LifeBud First Mommy! As a thank you for supporting our mission, you will get first dibs and a social media shout out! We will not only shout you out on social media but you will also be the first to get an invite to the app!

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2 Supporters
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$20
LifeBud #ParentingGoals Notebook & WOF

As a thank you for contributing at this level, we'll send you our #Parenting Goals Notebook and also list your name on our website Wall of Fame. You also get an early invite to the app!

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0 Supporters
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$25
Moms (and Dads) of LifeBud

Hey Moms (and Dads) of LifeBud! LifeBud wants to hear your story. We will share your story on all of our social media pages and blog, plus you get our parenting goals notebook, an early app invite and your name on our website!

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0 Supporters
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$35
LifeBud Intentional Parenting Guide

This is THE guide for those who need a helping hand in the intentional parenting arena. It's not easy, but with our guide, it makes it all a little easier to teach your kid to 'Digiwell'. Let us express our thanks by offering you this guide, our notebook, early access and a mention on our website and social media as well!

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0 Supporters
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$50
LifeBud Tee

Become a LifeBud Major Mommy/Daddy. We will express our thanks by offering all previous rewards PLUS the LifeBud Limited Edition Tshirt for your boy!

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
LifeBud Parenting with a Punch Mommy/Dad

We know you sometimes need one-on-one guidance. We understand because we've been there. Get all the previous rewards PLUS a Free 1 hour session with Trusted Parenting Coach, Amanda Houle from Parenting With A Punch!

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0 Supporters
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$500
LifeBud Family Heirloom Timepiece

As an extra Thank You for contributing at this level, you get all previous rewards PLUS a curated, handmade, custom, steel clock in the shape of any state or country of your choice. Hand made at LifeBud HQ in North Carolina.

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0 Supporters
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$1,000
LifeBud Angel

We are so honored you have chosen to become a Lifetime LifeBud Angel! At this level, you get all the rewards PLUS a special sponsorship on the app and on our website.

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0 Supporters
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$1,500
LifeBud Featured Partner

Become a Featured LifeBud Partner at this level. Partner up by purchasing this reward for cash or providing services for LifeBud subscribers worth the value of this reward. You get integration into the app and mention on our LifeBud Partnership page. 

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