Kids Insights

How much do kids (and teachers) really know about social media and advertising?

Kids and teens today have been familiar with digital media and advertising from a very young age. With technology at their fingertips, the need for our youngest generation to understand what exactly is being suggested, promised and sold is greater than ever. Media Smart, a media literacy programme for 7 to 16 year-olds, backed by a panel of industry experts and a range of supporters (including us), aims to fulfil this need by providing free resources to help young people think critically about the advertising they come across in their day-to-day lives. They called on us to help them in their mission. Read More

How book publishers are engaging the most disruptive generation yet

Brand experiences for kids come in all shapes and sizes, and we have witnessed some fantastic examples in recent months, where more and more brands and content owners are moving their IP on to digital. Some of the most exciting and innovative campaigns we see have arisen from a particularly traditional sector: book publishers. In this blog series, we’re going to highlight some of the ways that book publishers are not only engaging with the centennial audience, but creating whole multi-media worlds they can explore. But first, some context… Read More

Infographic: What you need to know about kids’ digital behaviour in ASEAN

SuperAwesome Insights have just released one of the first research reports on digital media activities in of 6-14 kids in Southeast Asia. The report gives a comprehensive picture of kids' media consumption habits across the main ASEAN markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Here are some of our key findings from this unique, digitally minded audience: Read More

How the new EU data privacy laws change the kids ad market forever

The US leads the world in data privacy compliance requirements for the kids digital media sector through its Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) legislation. Europe has been lagging behind in terms of standards until last month when the requirements of the upcoming new 2016 kids data privacy laws were revealed. Read More

Zoella and friends: the digital stars taking the book world by storm

It may have caught your attention a few weeks ago that the kids on your nearby school run were sporting rather more fairy wings, hook hands and witch hats than usual. The reason? World Book Day: that time when schools across the country are flooded with little Heidis and Grinches, Gruffalos and Wimpy Kids. This year there was even a rogue Christian Grey. In the midst of this, one mummy blogger noticed what she felt was a worrying costume trend: her daughter’s friends were planning to mark the festival of literature by dressing up as YouTube megastar Zoella. Read More

YouTube: a necessity for kids

  YouTube is rapidly becoming integral to kids’ lives. Looking beyond just video-on-demand consumption, YouTube is becoming paramount to the way that kids create, learn and share. SuperAwesome’s Insights Team have been following this growing phenomenon. Here is an overview of our discoveries to date. Read More

Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify – do kids care?

    Earlier this month, Taylor Swift made the decision to remove her music from streaming service Spotify. Coinciding with the release of her new album, 1989, Swiftys everywhere were denied access to the pop star’s catalogue of hits on the popular streaming service. Swift justified her decision stating, "Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for”, a valid argument. But does this really matter? And in particular, do kids care? Read More