KidSwitch: identifying kids in apps and sites

Every day over 170,000 kids go online for the first time, mostly using an internet that was only ever designed for adults. So it’s very easy for kids to find the wrong content; or to look at the right content, but on a platform which wrongly assumes they’re adults. Historically the approach to this issue … Continue reading KidSwitch: identifying kids in apps and sites

#Kidtech Episode 11: Demian Falestchi, CEO and Co-Founder of Kids Corp

Demian Falestchi, CEO and Co-Founder of Kids Corp, Latin America’s leading kids advertising platform, recently sat down with Dylan in New York. Demian talks about the LatAm digital kids ecosystem, how TV decline there compares to other regions, tackling the issues around YouTube, and his predictions for the future. Kidtech is a podcast hosted by … Continue reading #Kidtech Episode 11: Demian Falestchi, CEO and Co-Founder of Kids Corp

Clear communication, simple briefs and trust: how kids content creator SuperHeroKids works successfully with brands

Working with influencers is not always easy for brands. There can be a lot of back and forth between your team and the talent, resulting in miscommunication and content that does not properly reflect your brand. SuperAwesome interviewed Nikki Nixon, mother of the SuperHeroKids, a popular YouTube channel loved by under-13s, to find out what … Continue reading Clear communication, simple briefs and trust: how kids content creator SuperHeroKids works successfully with brands

Why PopJam is where YouTube creators are building kid-safe communities around their content

Platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube are all designed for adult audiences and despite being used by vast numbers of kids, have no support for under-13 engagement (in fact, legally they can’t). As kids overwhelm these adult platforms, some are reacting by simply shutting down engagement. TikTok has created a whole new user experience (with dramatically … Continue reading Why PopJam is where YouTube creators are building kid-safe communities around their content

Q1 2019 Kids Trends: Momo, memes and magic

Three adult platforms (YouTube, TikTok and Fortnite) continue to influence 2019's kids trends. At the end of last year we asked the kids that use PopJam, our safe-social platform for under-13s, to predict what they thought the biggest trends of 2019 would be. They predicted that Fortnite, TikTok and YouTube would continue to dominate and … Continue reading Q1 2019 Kids Trends: Momo, memes and magic

#Kidtech Episode 10: Dona Fraser, Director of Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU)

Hosted in the Radio Waves building in New York -  the original home of Nikola Tesla - Dylan sits down with Dona Fraser, Director of CARU, the children’s arm of the advertising industry’s self-regulatory group.   An experienced data privacy and entertainment lawyer, Dona talks through her background in music, the early days of COPPA … Continue reading #Kidtech Episode 10: Dona Fraser, Director of Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU)

#Kidtech Episode 9: Sam Clough, kids and parents expert

In Episode 9 of #Kidtech we change it up a little bit. Craig Donaghy, Head of Community and Insight at PopJam (SuperAwesome's safe social platform), talks to Sam Clough, a strategic insights consultant who works primarily in the kids and parents sector, about what kids think about ecommerce, shopping and retail in general. Sam and … Continue reading #Kidtech Episode 9: Sam Clough, kids and parents expert

Making the internet safer for kids in LatAm: Announcing our investment in Kids Corp

Today we’re very pleased to announce our strategic investment into Kids Corp, the leading kids digital company in Latin America. Founded in 2015, and with offices in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, Kids Corp offers safe and innovative digital solutions for more than 200 advertisers and content creators, who engage with over 150 million children every … Continue reading Making the internet safer for kids in LatAm: Announcing our investment in Kids Corp

How MGA is using SuperAwesome’s kid-safe OTT marketplace to reach their L.O.L! Surprise fans

Acclaimed children’s brand L.O.L! Surprise continues its dominance in the kids digital space by using SuperAwesome technology to bring its original YouTube branded content to OTT channels worldwide. MGA Entertainment, Inc, one of the world’s leading privately held toy and entertainment companies, has partnered SuperAwesome to deliver L.O.L. Surprise! UNBOXED, and more, to 50 million … Continue reading How MGA is using SuperAwesome’s kid-safe OTT marketplace to reach their L.O.L! Surprise fans

5 product development challenges of building a new category

I posted earlier about my functional CTO story, detailing how my role of CTO evolved over time which can be found here. It’s one challenge to be CTO in a ‘normal’ startup and quite a separate challenge to also be at the forefront of a new category. A little over 5 years ago, we started … Continue reading 5 product development challenges of building a new category