Children will influence over $21B in US back-to-school spending

Generation Alpha are the new focus for marketers world-wide, with kids born in 2010 or later exerting a powerful influence on household spending. In a recent survey by Hotwire 81% of parents in the US reported that the opinions of their children played a significant role in their spending, particularly when it came to tech. … Continue reading Children will influence over $21B in US back-to-school spending

Kids trend alert: Gacha, Dollify and the popularity of digital dolls

Are dolls going digital? PopJammers are going crazy about Gacha and Dollify. PopJam, our safe-social platform for under 13s, has always been a place for kids to share their latest trends in a safe and creative community. Through spikes of activity in November and December we saw several new trends appearing. In our Kids Trend … Continue reading Kids trend alert: Gacha, Dollify and the popularity of digital dolls

Safer Internet Day 2019: Exploring digital consent and creativity with kids

SuperAwesome was proud to be one of the 2000+ organisations supporting this year’s Safer Internet Day. SID 2019, hosted at the BT centre and attended by many schools and organisations, was focused around consent. The exploration of consent through empathy and conversation ranged from companies holding kids’ information without permission to the social etiquette of … Continue reading Safer Internet Day 2019: Exploring digital consent and creativity with kids

The biggest kids trends for 2019

At SuperAwesome, when it comes to kids trends, we like to go straight to the experts for their opinions (and drawings). Last year, we asked PopJam’s community to predict 2018’s biggest kids trends, and they accurately called out that slime, unicorns, fidget toys, squishies and iPhones would be the biggest hits of 2018. When we … Continue reading The biggest kids trends for 2019

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

Kids’ Trends of Q3 2018: Baby Shark, Gacha, Fortnite and memes…

At the start of this year we asked PopJammers about their trend predictions for 2018 and have followed each quarter to see how accurate they were. Slime, squishies, unicorns and iPhones have been huge this year. Fidget spinners didn’t last the year and no one saw Fortnite coming, but as usual the experts on kids … Continue reading Kids’ Trends of Q3 2018: Baby Shark, Gacha, Fortnite and memes…

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

Dance Moves and Horror Games: The top kids’ trends of Q2 2018

At the start of this year we shared Kids’ Trend Predictions for 2018 from the 7-12 audience of our kid-safe PopJam platform. They said 2018 would be the year of slime, unicorns, fidget spinners, squishies and iPhones. They weren’t wrong. At the end of Q1 we checked back in with the PopJammers to see what … Continue reading Dance Moves and Horror Games: The top kids’ trends of Q2 2018

The top 5 kids trends so far in 2018

In our first quarterly review of 2018, we surveyed PopJammers across the UK, US and Australia to reveal what’s been trending with kids so far this year. SPOILERS: Fortnite and the Floss are HUGE. In January we revealed Kids’ Trend Predictions for 2018 - as chosen by kids and submitted on our PopJam platform. They … Continue reading The top 5 kids trends so far in 2018

The future of tech and toys: SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins and Mattel CTO Sven Gerjets at Collision Conference

Mattel's CTO Sven Gerjets joined our CEO Dylan Collins onstage at Collision Conference in New Orleans for a comprehensive discussion on the future of tech and toys in the kids market. Speaking with Leah Hunter of Fast Company, they cover the necessity for creating responsible digital experiences for kids, what a zero-data internet looks like … Continue reading The future of tech and toys: SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins and Mattel CTO Sven Gerjets at Collision Conference