Web Summit 2018: Dylan Collins, Darren Shou and Chris Williams discuss the influence of kids online

At Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, pocket.watch's Chris Williams, SuperAwesome's Dylan Collins, Symantec's Darren Shou, and Contently's Joe Lazauskas met to discuss the influence of kids online, and the task of marketing safely to this audience. Watch the clip below for discussion of the regulation of AI in the children's space, the challenges of designing … Continue reading Web Summit 2018: Dylan Collins, Darren Shou and Chris Williams discuss the influence of kids online

SuperAwesome announces the first kid-safe OTT marketplace, reaching 25M kids in the US

As linear TV viewing continues to decline, OTT (over-the-top, the catch-all term for content providers that distribute streaming media directly to viewers over the internet) has become an increasingly popular option for brands seeking to reach kids around the same content and viewing habits. The trend towards digital spend on OTT is a result of … Continue reading SuperAwesome announces the first kid-safe OTT marketplace, reaching 25M kids in the US

SuperAwesome announces investment into Kids Insights

Real-time data on kids digital behaviour is key for every company operating in the kids sector, but it can be hard to come by. Children’s trends and behaviours shift quickly, and compliantly collecting information on these behaviours can be difficult. SuperAwesome has long been partnered with The Insights People (TIP), hailed in Europe for its … Continue reading SuperAwesome announces investment into Kids Insights

How SuperAwesome helped launch Tankee, the first safe digital destination for kids to watch gaming videos

The popularity of gaming videos is the meeting of two major trends: online gaming, and online content creation. However, the vast quantities of content available on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch makes comprehensive moderation impossible, making it highly likely that young audiences are exposed to inappropriate content. Tankee aims to solve this problem by … Continue reading How SuperAwesome helped launch Tankee, the first safe digital destination for kids to watch gaming videos

Lessons learned rolling out SafeFam: the first kids content certification program for YouTube

Lessons learned rolling out SafeFam: the first kids content certification program for YouTube

Earlier this year, we launched SafeFam, a YouTube content certification program for young video creators/influencers and their audiences. Stepping into a gap which YouTube has not tackled (or more accurately, cannot tackle) SafeFam helps young content creators learn, understand and adhere to the digital safety and content requirements of the under-13 audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvLnpLILMVA There has … Continue reading Lessons learned rolling out SafeFam: the first kids content certification program for YouTube

Announcing our kid-safe alternative to YouTube’s video player for kids and family publishers

Social plugins are one of the biggest unintentional harvesters of children’s personal data. Every time a child loads a web page or app which has a social widget, it’s gathering vast amounts of personal information about their activity. YouTube’s video player is one of the biggest examples of this. Lacking any real kidtech alternative, YouTube … Continue reading Announcing our kid-safe alternative to YouTube’s video player for kids and family publishers

Announcing our new CRO for North America – Ben Zagorski

Kidtech is one of the fastest-growing digital markets in the world. With SuperAwesome's US business rapidly expanding, we're adding to the team to enable us to maintain our dominance in the kids digital ecosystem. To that end, we're pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Zagorski as Chief Revenue Officer for North America.  Ben hails … Continue reading Announcing our new CRO for North America – Ben Zagorski

The changing landscape of kids data privacy law and what comes next

Twelve months ago, the primary law protecting children’s data privacy was COPPA in the US. COPPA makes it illegal to capture any personal data on children under the age of 13. In less than a year, this has radically changed. Europe has now passed GDPR. Within this far-reaching set of data privacy laws was essentially a … Continue reading The changing landscape of kids data privacy law and what comes next

China rolls out data privacy law for children

In the last twelve months children’s data privacy law has expanded from what was just the US (COPPA) to covering all of Europe (under GDPR-K). But it’s not stopping there. Against many expectations, China has also introduced protection for children online. Recently China published the Personal Information Security Specification which, together with the country’s new … Continue reading China rolls out data privacy law for children