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Dance Moves and Horror Games: The top kids’ trends of Q2 2018

At the start of this year we shared Kids’ Trend Predictions for 2018 from the 7-12 audience of our kid-safe PopJam platform. They said 2018 would be the year of slime, unicorns, fidget spinners, squishies and iPhones. They weren’t wrong. At the end of Q1 we checked back in with the PopJammers to see what was trending, and the Floss dance, Fortnite, Roblox, slime and squishies topped the charts. Now, heading into the latter half of 2018, we’re seeing new trends, as well as some brand-new takes on their existing faves... 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

Announcing PopJam PLATFORM>, the first kid-safe social API

The need for a dedicated social platform to safely engage with under-13s in a creative, interactive and responsible way (versus a 13+ environment like Snapchat, Facebook etc) has been a major issue for too long. Today we're fixing that by rolling out the first phase of PopJam PLATFORM>, a safe-social, COPPA-compliant layer for developers and publishers.  Read More