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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

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Clear communication, simple briefs and trust: how kids content creator SuperHeroKids works successfully with brands

Working with influencers is not always easy for brands. There can be a lot of back and forth between your team and the talent, resulting in miscommunication and content that does not properly reflect your brand. SuperAwesome interviewed Nikki Nixon, mother of the SuperHeroKids, a popular YouTube channel loved by… Read More

How SuperAwesome’s SafeFam certification is helping brands work more safely with young YouTubers

YouTube is a challenge for brands. On one hand, despite the fact that YouTube is an over-13 platform, it is one of the best places to reach under-13 audiences at scale. The vast subscriber bases of channels such as Sis VS Bro and Ryan ToysReview have sparked an increase in the number of kid-focused channels on the platform, and sponsored collaborations are beneficial to both the influencers and the brands. Read More

Helping developers think about privacy at SuperAwesome

Kids are spending more time on the internet every day - but the websites and apps they use were primarily designed for use by adults. At SuperAwesome, we’re focused on making the internet safer for kids. We hire the most talented developers we can find - but more often than not they have little to no experience in our very new sector. So our onboarding process has been designed to turn great software engineers into kidtech engineers, focused on the importance of privacy and children. Read More

Children will influence over $21B in US back-to-school spending

Generation Alpha are the new focus for marketers world-wide, with kids born in 2010 or later exerting a powerful influence on household spending. In a recent survey by Hotwire 81% of parents in the US reported that the opinions of their children played a significant role in their spending, particularly when it came to tech. Generation Alpha are influencing household decisions all year round - but never more so than during the all-important back-to-school period. Read More

Enabling COPPA-compliant programmatic advertising through our KidSafe Filter

The recent enforcement action against Oath’s ad exchange (formerly known as AOL) for breaching COPPA has put a spotlight on programmatic advertising to children. The case highlighted some important issues including the fact that using the ‘COPPA flag’ does not work. In fact, the only guaranteed way for… Read More