Author Archives: Dylan Collins

Every company is a kids brand now…

Almost half the world’s children are now at home, potentially for the next six months. This is a short term phenomenon which will have lasting consequences. Our mission is making the internet safer for kids but today we all have a responsibility to step forward and help parents. Every consumer-facing product and service is now a kids and family company. Read More

A message for our customers, partners and friends

I wanted to share some of the measures that we’re taking to ensure SuperAwesome’s services remain unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic.   We’re following advice from the authorities in each of our regions. At this point we’ve shifted all of our global teams to working from home, along with implementing additional… Read More

10 kids digital media predictions for 2020 (and what to do about them)

1. A major consumer platform gets fined for kids data privacy breach in Europe under GDPR-K In September, YouTube was fined $170m by the FTC for allowing kids personal data to be collected in a breach of the US COPPA law. Europe has a similar (but stricter) law called GDPR-K, which has the same protections but defines a child as up to the age of 16 in many countries (e.g. Germany, Ireland).  There is currently an active investigation which has the potential to be magnitudinally more consequential than the COPPA decision.  Getting ahead: historically, brands have taken a practical approach to privacy, often rolling out global operating standards ahead of legislation. You should be planning for 16 as the de facto age of digital consent for privacy/contextual. Read More

VivaTech 2019: How kids are disrupting the internet’s biggest companies

By the time a child is 13, advertising platforms designed for adults will have captured over 72 million pieces of data on them, sharing that personal information with hundreds of other companies. Fundamentally, children are using an internet which was never designed for them. CEO Dylan Collins took to the stage at VivaTech earlier this year to talk about why the solution to this problem isn't coming from Silicon Valley... Read More