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

How much do kids (and teachers) really know about social media and advertising?

Kids and teens today have been familiar with digital media and advertising from a very young age. With technology at their fingertips, the need for our youngest generation to understand what exactly is being suggested, promised and sold is greater than ever. Media Smart, a media literacy programme for 7 to 16 year-olds, backed by … Continue reading How much do kids (and teachers) really know about social media and advertising?

Zoella and friends: the digital stars taking the book world by storm

It may have caught your attention a few weeks ago that the kids on your nearby school run were sporting rather more fairy wings, hook hands and witch hats than usual. The reason? World Book Day: that time when schools across the country are flooded with little Heidis and Grinches, Gruffalos and Wimpy Kids. This year there was even … Continue reading Zoella and friends: the digital stars taking the book world by storm

‘Live TV’ or ‘On Demand’ ?

As Internet speed has improved over the past couple of years so too has the number of those watching television on ‘On Demand’. On Demand has allowed viewers to catch up and watch their favourite programmes when it suits them and 58% of 8-16 year olds now watch TV on a laptop or computer. Not … Continue reading ‘Live TV’ or ‘On Demand’ ?