Voted 'Top coding toy for kids' by the Independent (2017) and the Evening Standard (2018)
We're active in over 30 countries, have Cabinet Office backing, and just launched internet safety resources in 22,000 schools.
We're widely recognised for our story-led approach to 21st century skills.
Our team has also won awards for being really, really tall (when combined) and for our ability to count to an extremely high number (too big to mention).
Sophie had a dream about DD
[14th April 2014]
Sophie couldn’t sleep and made the whole thing up...
Detective Dot was launched
With her friends and family, Sophie launched Detective Dot on Kickstarter with pre-orders from over 30 countries, and coverage in the Guardian, the Himalayan Times, and more.
Bright Little Labs was registered
She registered as a company (Bright Little Labs!) and got really grown-up about it and partnered with tech-for-good accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures!
Detective Dot was released
After tons of story versions, cups of tea, and near disasters, the Detective Dot adventure book was released (wohoo!)
We partnered with Turner
We partnered with Turner (who own Cartoon Network!) so we’re now making cartoons and games.
Soon-to-be announced publisher
We’ll be releasing the first of three new books with a soon-to-be announced publisher, and this will be a smooth and easy process. Everything will go to plan. Cartoons too.
Time-bending-spy-gadgets and self-driving-otters release.
In cartoons and stories today, 0% of princesses code, men are twice as likely to take the lead, under 3% of characters are BAME, and Batman doesn’t recycle. We want this to change.
Kids join the CIA and become experts in spotting fake news, hacking enemy gadgets, protecting their identity online and using hi-tech spy equipment (selfie-sticks that release megafarts). Digital literacy has become just as important as reading and writing.
Our flagship story is about Detective Dot, a British-Indian tech whizz on a dangerous mission from the Children's Intelligence Agency (shhhh). The story gives children an inspiring role model, who loves coding, critical thinking, and farting selfie sticks.
Our team are very team-y.
We’re techies, artists, gamers and one (ex) stand up comedian.
Want to know more about Sophie Deen?
'Most influential women in UK IT' 2018
Awarded London Tech Week
‘Changemaker’ in 2018
Winner of the
EDF Pulse Award 2017 winner
Awarded the British Interactive Media
Association's ‘Innovator’ in 2017
We’re hiring a creative team to help turn Dot into games and cartoons.
We’re actively looking to work with people who have lived experience of our character's culture, and her family life.
Please apply or share, and help us to create something amazing. We value merit, initiative and values over qualifications or industry experience, so even if you’re not sure, you should still get in touch. We also offer contract roles, part-time roles, and everything in between. We care about providing flexible working arrangements - mums, dads, carers…. please apply.
The Children’s Intelligence Agency
But, if it was real, it would be a hi-tech global network of super-skilled kids, dedicated to fighting crime, injustice and homework.
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