Today we’re very pleased to announce our strategic investment into Kids Corp, the leading kids digital company in Latin America.
Founded in 2015, and with offices in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, Kids Corp offers safe and innovative digital solutions for more than 200 advertisers and content creators, who engage with over 150 million children every month.
Acclaimed children’s brand L.O.L! Surprise continues its dominance in the kids digital space by using SuperAwesome technology to bring its original YouTube branded content to OTT channels worldwide.
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.
Kids Web Services (KWS) enables developers to create, build, and manage COPPA/GDPR-K compliant apps and sites aimed at under-13s. As part of operating the KWS SaaS platform within SuperAwesome, we frequently create new databases for our customers, as well as managing several large Postgres databases on RDS.
Under GDPR-K and COPPA you are responsible for any data collection that happens on your site, or by your brand, even if by a third party. These are the questions you should be asking all of your agency partners (e.g. any party that plans your kid-focused campaigns or implements your media).
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.
Brenda Bisner is the SVP of Content and Business Development at Kidoodle.TV, the ‘safe-streaming’ platform for children. She sat with Dylan in New York to discuss her 18 years in the kids space, the merits of AVOD versus SVOD, healthy screen-time habits and the advantages of human moderation over AI.
Kids are spending more time on the internet every day – but the websites and apps they use were primarily designed for use by adults.
At SuperAwesome, we’re focused on making the internet safer for kids. We hire the most talented developers we can find – but more often than not they have little to no experience in our very new sector. So our onboarding process has been designed to turn great software engineers into kidtech engineers, focused on the importance of privacy and children.