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 and the UK, to find out what stood out to them from the last year – and whether it was really that bad after all.

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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 a panel of industry experts and a range of supporters (including us), aims to fulfil this need by providing free resources to help young people think critically about the advertising they come across in their day-to-day lives. They called on us to help them in their mission.

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We asked 1000 kids what they thought about online advertising

We’re often asked which ad formats are the most effective for engaging kids’ imaginations. Our Insights team recently spoke to over a thousand kids aged 6-14 across the US and UK, who gave some pretty blunt feedback about the various ad formats they encounter daily.

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Introducing our Kidfluencer Network: bringing kid-safety to content marketing

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We’ve spent the last three years creating the infrastructure for safe brand engagement in the digital kids market. Today marks another milestone in this mission. Introducing the latest SuperAwesome product: the Kidfluencer YouTube Network.

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Infographic: What you need to know about kids’ digital behaviour in ASEAN

SuperAwesome Insights have just released one of the first research reports on digital media activities in of 6-14 kids in Southeast Asia.

The report gives a comprehensive picture of kids’ media consumption habits across the main ASEAN markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Here are some of our key findings from this unique, digitally minded audience:

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How the new EU data privacy laws change the kids ad market forever

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The US leads the world in data privacy compliance requirements for the kids digital media sector through its Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) legislation. Europe has been lagging behind in terms of standards until last month when the requirements of the upcoming new 2016 kids data privacy laws were revealed.

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The question that every politician wants to answer…

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With the election looming, it’s the question that every politician wants to answer – how to engage the youth. Voter apathy in this age group is high with over half of 18-24 year olds not using their vote.

The next generation of voters are set to face an ever broader and splintered political field than their predecessors. So what’s really important to Generation Z? SuperAwesome’s Insights Team looked into this, focusing on 8-16 year olds.

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

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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 a rogue Christian Grey.

In the midst of this, one mummy blogger noticed what she felt was a worrying costume trend: her daughter’s friends were planning to mark the festival of literature by dressing up as YouTube megastar Zoella.

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