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

How platforms built for kids are allowing them to have a political voice

How platforms built for kids are allowing them to have a political voice

2017 was the year of the “youthquake”. Millennials and Gen-Zers were dismissed as too busy taking selfies and eating avocados to vote; but the UK general election saw the 18-24 year old turnout reach a 25-year high. In fact, there’s been a noticeable trend of increasing youth political participation; from the 2014 Scottish Independence referendum … Continue reading How platforms built for kids are allowing them to have a political voice

How do kids think about online safety?

Safer Internet Day 2018 SuperAwesome

Safer Internet Day’s messaging this year is to “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you" - and no one wants this more than the latest generation. We’re proud to celebrate Safer Internet Day on the industry's biggest kid-safe social-content platform, PopJam. With millions of kids engaging with hundreds of channels, we … Continue reading How do kids think about online safety?

The emerging kids trend of Original Characters

Children have always used art to explore the boundaries of their imagination whether that be with finger paint, sketching under the covers - or now, more recently, using digital art platforms and tablets. While Gen X-ers might see something to mourn in the switch from real-life creativity to online exploration, the basic beauty of curiosity … Continue reading The emerging kids trend of Original Characters

Kids’ top five online fears

On PopJam, we don’t collect data on our users. Our kid-safe content sharing platform for under 13s is fully COPPA and GDPR compliant, and we have an active and creative community who love to offer their thoughts on the digital world around them. We started a discussion about what worries them about being online and … Continue reading Kids’ top five online fears

In an era of smartphones, kids are still doing old-school role-play

“Go outside and play” is a phrase used by parents across the world. You’ve either said it, or heard it, a thousand times. But now, in the era of tablets and smartphones and increasing opportunity to have just as much fun inside as out, does the concept of what it means to play need to … Continue reading In an era of smartphones, kids are still doing old-school role-play

Event Recap: SuperAwesome Digital Kids Upfronts Autumn/Winter 2017

It was standing room only for our Digital Kids Upfronts Autumn/Winter 2017 event held last Wednesday 13 September 2017, with over 120 people from leading UK brands, agencies and publishers in attendance. Held at The Soho Hotel, the event has become a must for anyone who is serious about kids digital advertising. SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins kicked off … Continue reading Event Recap: SuperAwesome Digital Kids Upfronts Autumn/Winter 2017

PopJam kids create a positive change for Safer Internet Day 2017

Following the huge success of Safer Internet Day across our platform in 2016, we were pleased to support this great cause for the second year in a row. Safer Internet Day 2017 (#SID2017), which took place on Wednesday 7th Feb, called on communities to ‘Be the change and unite for a better internet today’ - … Continue reading PopJam kids create a positive change for Safer Internet Day 2017

Was 2016 really “the worst year ever”? Kids give their opinions

To say that 2016 was a memorable year for the majority of the adult world may be an understatement. Many breathed a sigh of relief as this new year began - but how much did the apocalyptic media coverage of 2016 really affect centennials? We spoke to over 800 8-18 year olds from the US … Continue reading Was 2016 really “the worst year ever”? Kids give their opinions