The TikTok COPPA fine has dramatically upped the stakes in kids digital privacy

The FTC dramatically upped the ante on COPPA enforcement this week with a record-setting fine of $5.7m against the app formerly known as Musical.ly (now TikTok). The settlement says TikTok breached COPPA by knowingly collecting personal information from children without first obtaining parental consent, as required by the law. It represents a direct challenge to … Continue reading The TikTok COPPA fine has dramatically upped the stakes in kids digital privacy

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

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

Introducing SafeFam: the certification program for young YouTubers

The challenge presented by kids spending time on YouTube has been well-documented over the last few months. Ultimately, the platform was designed for adults, so there are limits to what content safeguards YouTube can put in place for the under-13 audience. Today, we’re stepping in to help by rolling out our SafeFam content certification for … Continue reading Introducing SafeFam: the certification program for young YouTubers

Emojis, safety tips and 100s of kids: the PopJam UK roadshow

Last week (UK half term), our PopJam team hit the road to meet hundreds of kids and their families. First up was Kidtropolis in London, a fun-packed family event featuring a plethora of activities and entertainment from kids’ favourite brands and personalities. Later in the week, the journey continued to the Digital Kids Show in … Continue reading Emojis, safety tips and 100s of kids: the PopJam UK roadshow

PopJam now reaches over 1 MILLION kids in the UK

NEWSFLASH: 1) PopJam smashed through the 1 million user level last week, now reaching over 30% of 8-12 kids in the UK. 2) PopJam isn’t just about awesome kids brands anymore. Read on to find out how it has become the default safe-social channel for YouTubers to engage with their under-13 audiences.  Since we added PopJam … Continue reading PopJam now reaches over 1 MILLION kids in the UK

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

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. A long time ago (in a galaxy not so far away) we all came to terms with the inevitability that kids are on … Continue reading Introducing our Kidfluencer Network: bringing kid-safety to content marketing

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

YouTube: a necessity for kids

  YouTube is rapidly becoming integral to kids’ lives. Looking beyond just video-on-demand consumption, YouTube is becoming paramount to the way that kids create, learn and share. SuperAwesome’s Insights Team have been following this growing phenomenon. Here is an overview of our discoveries to date. We know kids use YouTube to consume content, but how? … Continue reading YouTube: a necessity for kids