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Topic: children

Do Anonymous Apps Enable Cyberbullying?

One activist says they have a long way to go

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…

Kids Are Watching the Weirdest Stuff on TV—and It's Not Always From Kids' Networks

Telenovelas are among the highest-rated deliverers of kids 6-11

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),…

Top 10 Web Series Videos: Clips for Kids Top the Charts on Back to School Week

YouTube scores big capturing childrens' attention

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…

AwesomenessTV's Beth Greve: DreamworksTV Is A 'Giant Trailblazer'

Wants to make the Internet safe for kids, teens and brands

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. With the…

What America Eats: The Triumph of Marketing Over Science

Fed Up director says companies deliberately mislead consumers

What inspired you to make the movie? The initial idea was [the film’s executive producer and narrator] Katie Couric’s. I was on her show promoting my last film, Tapped, and as…

Cruise Ships Now Depend on Parents Bringing the Kids Along

Disney helped change the industry

In the summer of 1951, a passenger aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth had plenty of things to do. There was shuffleboard, deck tennis, books to borrow from the library. The…

A Look at Kids' Exposure to Ads

Children see a lot of marketing messages, regardless of platform

Despite the availability of video games and streaming TV shows on mobile devices, kids still spend more time watching television than they do using any other type of media, and…

Will Video Game-Toy Hybrids Save the Industry or Eat It?

Trend could a bubble or the future of playtime

Until recently, your kid’s brain has been the best place to stage battles between Spider-Man and Skeletor. But technology has made this a brave new world, and digital architects have…

Nickelodeon Partners With Frozen Vegetable Brand Birds Eye

'Play with your food'

Birds Eye wants to rally kids into eating veggies this summer, so it’s serving up a main course of Nickelodeon with a helping of gamification. The frozen foods maker today will…

Your Kids Have the Same Media Habits as You Do

Growing up digital

When it comes to technology, you don't stand a chance against your kids. Born into a digital world, tweens—those age 7-13—have unprecedented access to devices and gadgets. Half of 10-…

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