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2020 will be a big year for online childcare — here are 7 startups to watch

2020 will be a big year for online childcare — here are 7 startups to watch Over the weekend, media and digital brand holding company IAC announced that it had agreed to buy Care.com, which describes itself as “the world’s largest online family care platform,” in a deal valued at about $500 […]

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YouTube asks the FTC to clarify how video creators should comply with COPPA ruling

YouTube asks the FTC to clarify how video creators should comply with COPPA ruling YouTube is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for further clarification and better guidance to help video creators understand how to comply with the FTC’s guidelines set forth as part of YouTube’s settlement with the regulator over its […]

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CBS All Access launches kids’ programming, soon to include Nickelodeon shows

CBS All Access launches kids’ programming, soon to include Nickelodeon shows CBS’s over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access, is the latest to counter the threat from Disney+ by investing in children’s programming. Today, the company is launching a kids’ programming lineup including original shows and other library content. Plus, in one of […]

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Spotify launches a dedicated Kids app for Premium Family subscribers

Spotify launches a dedicated Kids app for Premium Family subscribers In a move to boost family subscriptions to its app, Spotify this morning announced the launch of a dedicated Kids application which allows children three and up to listen to their own music, both online and offline, as well as explore playlists […]

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Google’s parental control software Family Link gains much-needed features

Google’s parental control software Family Link gains much-needed features Google’s parental control software, Family Link, is getting a noteworthy update today with the addition of new features that will allow parents to limit screen time per app, instead of the device as a whole, as well as let them more easily extend […]

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YouTube Kids launches on the web

YouTube Kids launches on the web Kid-friendly YouTube content now has its own website, youtubekids.com. The website will offer a similar experience to the existing YouTube Kids mobile app, where parents will be able to direct their child to videos that are age-appropriate, as well as track their child’s watch history and […]

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Ahead of FTC ruling, YouTube Kids is getting a website

Ahead of FTC ruling, YouTube Kids is getting a website Ahead of the official announcement of an FTC settlement which could force YouTube to direct under-13-year-old users to a separate experience for YouTube’s kid-friendly content, the company has quietly announced plans to launch its YouTube Kids service on the web. Previously, parents […]

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TikTok is being investigated in the U.K. for how it handles children’s data and safety

TikTok is being investigated in the U.K. for how it handles children’s data and safety TikTok is being investigated in the U.K. for how it handles the safety and personal data of underage users. According to the Guardian, information commissioner Elizabeth Denham told a parliamentary committee that the probe started in February, […]

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U.S. Senator and consumer advocacy groups urge FTC to take action on YouTube’s alleged COPPA violations

U.S. Senator and consumer advocacy groups urge FTC to take action on YouTube’s alleged COPPA violations The groups behind a push to get the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate YouTube’s alleged violation of children’s privacy law, COPPA, have today submitted a new letter to the FTC that lays out the appropriate […]

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Now on Kickstarter, Tech DIY uses sewing to teach kids how to build electronics

Now on Kickstarter, Tech DIY uses sewing to teach kids how to build electronics Tech DIY takes a soft touch toward teaching electronics—literally. Now on Kickstarter, the kit uses sewing to teach kids and adult beginners about electronic and electric circuits by sewing dolls, soft figures and bracelets that light up, move […]

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