Author Archives: Craig Donaghy

The biggest kids trends for 2020

Every year we ask PopJammers (AKA the experts) to predict kids trends for the following year. Here’s what we can look forward to in 2020… Christmas is a time for tradition, and one of our favourites is asking the kids on PopJam, our moderated content-sharing platform, what they think the big trends will be for the next year. PopJam gives kids a safe digital space to share their thoughts, without sharing their data or personal info. For 2019, PopJammers predicted big things for Fortnite, TikTok and YouTube, but also squishies, phones (particularly the new iPhone), unicorns, the Nintendo Switch, LOL Surprise!, Stranger Things and money. All of these have been big, although squishies and unicorns have definitely been fading away. But being tangible Christmas gifts (and family members catching on late to some trends) may resurrect them. PopJam’s top predictions for kids trends for 2020 are: Read More

Celebrating Anti-Bullying Week on PopJam

We work to create a kind and caring community on PopJam, SuperAwesome’s safe-social content platform, and a huge part of that is supporting events that spread positive messaging to kids. As part of this, we participate in Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from 11-15 November. The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations working to tackle bullying. This year’s theme is ‘Change Starts With Us’, and this is being echoed on PopJam. Read More

Q3 2019 Kids Trends: VSCO girls v E-girls and Fortnite freak outs!

VSCO girls are the biggest key trend of Q3, but will they be replaced by E-girls? Plus, the end of Fortnite Chapter One worried gamers with a big stunt. Every quarter, we look at what’s trending in the kids space and we do this by asking the experts - actual children. We asked kids on PopJam, our safe content-sharing platform, their thoughts on a range of subjects. We don’t collect any data on PopJammers, but we do compile the most-mentioned answers to identify the top trends.  Read More

Q2 2019 Kids Trends: VSCO Girls, TikTok Challenges, Old Town Road and collectibles

Scrunchies are back, TikTok dance challenges are now YouTube entertainment, and Old Town Road is your new favourite song. Through PopJam, our kid-safe content sharing platform, we constantly keep an eye on the latest kids trends. We don’t collect data from PopJammers, but we do watch what the community is interested in. You can check out out our report for Q1 Kids Trends here and our blog on Gacha and Dollify here. Luckily, Momo has disappeared, but memes, magic and Gacha still remain incredibly popular among the under-13 audience.  Read More

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 checked in with the community for 2019’s kids trends, many kids predicted similar strands filtering through into next year. However, increasingly, kids are moving away from obsession with tangible objects like squishies, and directing their attention to the digital. Here’s what the community called out for 2019: Read More