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PopJam: Where YouTube creators are building kid-safe content communities

Platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube are all designed for adult audiences and despite being used by vast numbers of kids, have no support for under-13 engagement (in fact, legally they can’t).

As kids overwhelm these adult platforms, some are reacting by simply shutting down engagement. TikTok has created a whole new user experience (with dramatically curtailed functionality) for its younger users, while YouTube has taken the radical move of switching off comments for any videos created by (or intended for) kids or family users.

How we overcome location bias when brainstorming with remote teams

Working at SuperAwesome often means working with super talented people based thousands of miles away from you (we have offices in London, NYC, Chicago and LA, as well as joint ventures in Singapore, Australia and LatAm). We try to remove location bias in all that we do, but it’s not always easy, especially in the context of meetings and brainstorms.

5 product development challenges of building a new category

For context, today our kidtech is used by hundreds of companies (and thousands of apps) all over the world to enable safe engagement with over half a billion kids every month. This is 100x bigger than what we were thinking in the beginning.

We were building something which doesn’t exist, in an industry that doesn’t exist, for an audience which wasn’t visible. These are five key lessons we’ve learned along the way.