Q3 2019 Kids Trends: VSCO girls vs E-girls, & 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, collectibles & more

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

SafeFam certification helps 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

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