Author Archives: Kate Devlin

#Kidtech Season Two Episode Seven: Andy Robertson, family and technology journalist (author of Taming Gaming)

In the latest episode of #Kidtech, SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins spoke with Andy Robertson, the well-known family and technology journalist and author of forthcoming book ‘Taming Gaming’. Andy recently launched the Family Video Games Database; he and Dylan talked at length about the interaction of parents with the games their children are playing, as well as the metaversification of gaming in general.  Read More

Full Interview Transcript: #Kidtech S2 Episode 2: WPP CEO Mark Read

“I think that we're all going to come out of this situation with kids much, much more connected than before… But it's going to bring with it a greater sense of responsibility in making sure the internet is a safe place for children.” In Episode Two of #Kidtech Season Two, we were joined by Mark Read, CEO of WPP, the world’s largest advertising and communications company. You can listen on Spotify, iTunes or Soundcloud but the interview transcript is below, for those who prefer to read rather than listen: Read More

#Kidtech S2 Episode 1: FTC Commissioner, Rebecca Slaughter

In 2019, kids’ digital privacy went mainstream as Google was fined $170m by the FTC for breaching COPPA. This marked the first occasion that Silicon Valley had formally recognised the existence of children on general audience platforms. In Episode One of Kidtech Season Two, FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter sat with SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins to discuss *that* YouTube fine, emerging digital privacy policies in the kids space, the FTC’s role and what she thinks the future of COPPA might look like. Read More

Announcing #Kidtech Season Two

In 2019 we launched #Kidtech, the podcast that goes behind the scenes with the people and companies influencing the digital kids sector.  Season One featured a series of incredible guests across many different areas of the kidtech sphere. You can take a glance back at some of Season One’s highlights… Read More