Jeffrey Ervine

Founder & CEO

Why I Created Bridgit:
I Could Not Bear For Kids To Go Through What I Did

A decade ago I  was the target of an extremely severe type of online defamation that shattered my life and caused irreparable harm to myself and my loved ones.

This was an act of blind revenge by a criminal who I helped convict. 

By being the good guy, I was punished severely and mercilessly.

For years I was forced to live with the impact of severe identity threat, that destroyed my professional career, negatively affected my social life, and the lives of those closest to me.

While solving my defamation problem I developed a unique understanding of the power of today’s social technology to do permanent, life changing harm.  

Through this painful experience I saw that the only effective way to address online bullying and harassment in schools (or in any community) is by identifying potential problems early before they morph into real incidents of bullying, harassment or abuse.  

I have assembled a team of experts (in technology, law and restorative practices) to create the first set of data-driven mobile tools to empower school staff and community members to create and enforce the boundaries necessary to create cultures of safety and wellness in schools.

Kids desperately need a safe space where they can communicate, share and bond with their friends.

Thus Bridgit was born:  The first positive only social network for kids.

The feedback we have received from this digital platform is astounding.  We are using this feedback to improve the platform and expand into more schools.

If you are interested in backing this life changing technology, please contact me.