TikTok could face £27m fine in the UK over children’s privacy
TikTok is in trouble with regulators again, this time in the UK with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
September 27, 2022
Irish regulator fines Instagram €405m over children’s privacy
Instagram has been fined €405m ($403.2m) by Irish regulator the Data Protection Commission (DPC) following an investigation.
September 6, 2022
Snoop Dogg is now in… the YouTube nursery-rhymes game!
Snoop Dogg's latest business venture sees him get into the lucrative YouTube children's music game with 'Doggyland - Kids Songs & Nursery Rhymes'.
August 25, 2022
New study reveals US teens’ appetite for YouTube and TikTok
The latest study by the Pew Research Center in the US is well worth your time today to understand some of the shifts in this behaviour.
August 11, 2022
Snapchat Family Center feature gives parents more oversight
If you're a digital service right now with tween and teen users, you're under increasing pressure from regulators and politicians over issues including safety and data privacy.
August 9, 2022
TikTok adds new screen-time features including break prompts
They include a dashboard showing people how much they've been using the app, and plans for "weekly digital well-being prompts" for 13-17 year-olds.
June 10, 2022
Epic Games and Lego are making a metaverse for children
Epic Games already has one metaverse that's hugely popular with children: Fortnite. However, it's working on something else with Lego.
April 8, 2022
Ofcom study explores children’s use of TikTok and YouTube
UK communications regulator Ofcom has published its latest ‘Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes’ report exploring the habits of 3-17 year-olds.
March 31, 2022
Baby Shark is first video to reach 10bn YouTube views
Every time we write about Baby Shark, we’re aware we put it on the internal jukebox of thousands of people in the music industry. We’re very sorry.
January 14, 2022
YouTube, Snap and TikTok to testify in US over children’s safety
In 2021, if you're a big tech platform with lots of children using your service, chances are you'll be in front of a committee of politicians sooner rather than later explaining how you keep those children safe.
October 20, 2021
Kids music brand Moonbug made $53.8m of revenues in 2020
Moonbug Entertainment is one of the biggest digital players in the kids music and animation industry. Financial results offer its latest figures.
October 7, 2021
Instagram ‘pauses’ its plans to build Instagram Kids app
Instagram was making a version of its app for children aged under 13. Now it's not – at least not for the moment. "We believe building Instagram Kids is the right thing to do, but we're pausing the work," wrote Instagram...
September 28, 2021