Kids Insights

The future of tech and toys: SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins and Mattel CTO Sven Gerjets at Collision Conference

Mattel's CTO Sven Gerjets joined our CEO Dylan Collins onstage at Collision Conference in New Orleans for a comprehensive discussion on the future of tech and toys in the kids market. Speaking with Leah Hunter of Fast Company, they cover the necessity for creating responsible digital experiences for kids, what a zero-data internet looks like in practice, and how ensuring that products are private by design can ensure that kids grow up in a safe environment. Read More

How platforms built for kids are giving them a political voice

2017 was the year of the “youthquake.” Millennials and Gen-Zers were dismissed as too busy taking selfies and eating avocados to vote; but the UK general election saw the 18-24 year old turnout reach a 25-year high. In fact, there’s been a noticeable trend of increasing youth political participation; from the 2014 Scottish Independence referendum where 75% of 16-17 year olds turned out, to Virginia’s 2017 gubernatorial election where young people voted in historic numbers. What’s this got to do with kids’ social platforms? Hear me out. Read More

How do kids think about online safety?

Safer Internet Day’s messaging this year is to “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you" - and no one wants this more than the latest generation. We’re proud to celebrate Safer Internet Day on the industry's biggest kid-safe social-content platform, PopJam. With millions of kids engaging with hundreds of channels, we asked them to give us their tips for online safety. Read More

The emerging kids trend of Original Characters

Children have always used art to explore the boundaries of their imagination whether that be with finger paint, sketching under the covers - or now, more recently, using digital art platforms and tablets. While Gen X-ers might see something to mourn in the switch from real-life creativity to online exploration, the basic beauty of curiosity and creativity still exists on the digital playground. On PopJam, we see this most clearly in the evolution of Original Characters. So, what are they? Read More

Kids’ top five online fears

On PopJam, we don’t collect data on our users. Our kid-safe content sharing platform for under 13s is fully COPPA and GDPR compliant, and we have an active and creative community who love to offer their thoughts on the digital world around them. We started a discussion about what worries them about being online and here are their top five fears. Read More

Kids versus the internet: why the YouTube problems will keep happening

The digital kids (u13) landscape is evolving rapidly. As we’ve seen this week, even for companies with all the technical resources in the world, building fully kid-safe environments is not easy. Four years, 105 people, multiple FTC COPPA Safe Harbor certifications, countless technical and legal reviews by top kids brands, billions of transactions and several products later, we are probably the best placed company in the world to talk about this. Our technology powers hundreds of millions of kids digital engagements every month. Read More