I don't think I ever could have imagined that, as first lady, I would appear in an episode of Billy on the Street to promote fruits and vegetables and would wind up slow dancing with Big B
Not long after removing the gender labels in its toy section, Target has once again impressed the social justice wing of the Internet—this time by using a model with braces and arm crutches in a Halloween ad for children's costumes.
The YouTube Kids app can sometimes feel like a shopping channel, with videos upon videos of kids unboxing toys. The clips star pitch-kids who have mastered the art of the sale.
Do apps like Whisper, Secret and Ask.fm, which let their users mask their identity, give voice to cyberbullying and other bad behavior? Mike Dreiblatt, president of the activist group Stand Up to Bullying and co-author of How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression, says that such apps tend to bring out the worst in young people, and has some advice for the apps as well as parents.
The kids market is a place where fierce competition rages between otherwise cuddly characters like Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse (yes, both are still around, albeit in newer, hipper incarnations), but it turns out there’s a contingent of children watching stuff that isn’t marketed to or made for them at all.
YouTube videos aimed at the young audience seem to be striking a chord. This week, five videos targeted toward the preschool crowd—four of which are over 35 minutes long—were among the most watched videos.
Coming up with promotional freebies that will stand out in the sea of swag at BlogHer is always a challenge. But one brand may have taken its creativity a bit too far this year.
The joke that an overprotective parent might make a child walk around in a cumbersome padded suit might not be a new one, but it certainly still has legs. U.K. health charity St. John Ambulance is encouraging moms and dads to learn first aid rather than saddling their children with full-body airbags (and a lifetime of emotional damage, to boot).
In its short two-year existence, AwesomenessTV has gone from making one film featuring a YouTube star to becoming one of the Web's biggest portals for emerging online talent.
Here's a spot-on, if disturbing, visual for how kids stumble across disturbing images and video while browsing online. The online and print campaign, for child-safety nonprofit Innocence in Danger, features images of kids, each with three mouths open in horror—one mouth in the normal spot, and one where each eye should be.