Pokémon GO – a clarification

We recently posted a piece on our blog which some readers may have interpreted to suggest that Pokémon GO is not compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and so was not suitable for children under 13. We would like to make it clear that this was not our intention. The Pokémon Company International has informed us that the app’s child account creation process is fully COPPA compliant and it is certified by the Entertainment Software Rating Board for Kids’ Online Privacy Compliance. We have no reason to doubt this statement, and we commend Pokémon for taking kids data privacy seriously.

YouTube: a necessity for kids

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YouTube is rapidly becoming integral to kids’ lives. Looking beyond just video-on-demand consumption, YouTube is becoming paramount to the way that kids create, learn and share.

SuperAwesome’s Insights Team have been following this growing phenomenon. Here is an overview of our discoveries to date.

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Future8 Are Partnering With Moviestorm Animation!

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The creative minds who brought you top animation software tool Moviestorm have joined The Future8 Awards and are backing our initiative of getting young people involved in creative fields: in their case, Animation! We met with Andrew Kennedy, Managing Director, to get to know our friends over at Moviestorm a little better and find out how they’re helping young creatives and Future8 entrants! Continue reading

Meet Mobile App Judge – Iza Login

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Outfit7 CEO Iza Login Joins our Judging Panel!

This week we unveiled Outfit7 as The Future8 Awards Mobile App Sponsor! Following on from that exciting announcement we’re delighted to introduce Iza Login Co-Founder and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Outfit7 Limited as the newest edition to our expert judging panel.  As a Mobile App Category judge, Iza will be drawing on over 15 years of experience in the tech space to identify talented 7-17 year olds worthy of Outfit7’s life-changing prize! Continue reading