Protecting children online: we all need to do more

Protecting children online: we all need to do more

There is an epidemic brewing in today’s connected world. Children’s open, unchecked use of the Internet is leading to a shift in young people’s social interactions, often to the detriment of their mental health. Much like global warming, the world may not see the scale of the problem until it is too late. Allowing open […]

Ikea’s New App Can Help Kids Bring Any Old Cardboard Box to Life

Ikea’s New App Can Help Kids Bring Any Old Cardboard Box to Life

 Ikea isn’t just a giant in the world of home furnishings—it’s also one of the world’s largest producers of paper packaging. And even as today’s children connected digitally more than ever, the basic cardboard box still provides them with endless possibilities. In its latest creative project, which debuted at Cannes Lions on June 20, […]

Facebook Messenger ‘sleep mode’ locks your kids out at bedtime

Facebook Messenger ‘sleep mode’ locks your kids out at bedtime

Facebook’s Messenger for Kids has courted its share of controversy in the short time it’s been on the scene. In an effort to clean up the app’s reputation, Facebook is adding a feature that parents have been asking for: making it inaccessible during certain timeframes. Specifically, during dinner, when they should be doing homework or […]

Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match

Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match

Amazon has unveiled the Echo Dot Kids Edition with a custom version of Alexa that will read to kids, play music, answer questions and do other chores. It uses a new flavor of its FreeTime app called FreeTime for Alexa that includes parent controls and family-friendly features that run on the Echo, Echo Dot or […]

TotallyAwesome launches influencer incubator program for kids in Australia

TotallyAwesome launches influencer incubator program for kids in Australia

Kids’ digital media platform TotallyAwesome has announced the launch of an incubator program for aspiring young YouTubers in Australia. The TotallyAwesome Squad is a hand-picked club of content creators who inspire others to create, imagine, express, and share their creative ideas within a global social community of like-minded kids under 13 years old. Each week, […]

Lego partners with Tencent to create games and a social network for children in China

Lego partners with Tencent to create games and a social network for children in China

Toymaker Lego has struck a partnership with Chinese internet behemoth Tencent to collaborate across a broad range of digital content and platforms. In making the announcement, Lego said it was seeking to increase the awareness of digital safety among children and parents in China, and to provide Chinese children with “fun, creative and most importantly […]

Huggies launches mobile sweepstakes with Meijer supermarket chain

Huggies launches mobile sweepstakes with Meijer supermarket chain

Kimberly-Clark, the company behind Kleenex tissues and GoodNites disposable underwear, has launched a text-based mobile campaign to promote its Huggies nappy/diaper brand in Meijer stores. The campaign, powered by digital marketing solutions provider HelloWorld, offers consumers a chance to win instant prizes – which includes a trip to Orlando, Florida – through the ‘Magical Vacation […]