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Digital childhood: kids and social media

digital childhood kids and social media

Recently Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said that he wouldn’t want his children to use social media. Meanwhile, social network giants like Facebook seem to make every effort to keep kids firmly glued to screens - their new app Messenger for Kids is designed to help children as young as six to “communicate” without signing up for the platform.

Survey: Kids love YouTube more than any other brand

kids prefer youtubeYouTube topped such venerable brands as Oreo and Disney as the most loved among children in market research firm Smarty Pants' latest Brand Love study of children 6 to 12. "Based on kids' attention spans now, [YouTube has] the type of content they really crave," said analyst Blair Fischer.