Dads clearly tolerate violence more than moms. Thats clear. But they all agree on sexuality and body image. These are a few of the outcomes of our recent study. …it is very evident that dads are more tolerant to violence and scary elements in kids’ apps than moms. Scary messages and violence in kids’ apps were ‘the top of the list’ where moms and dads differ. Clearly dads think children can absorb violent and scary messages almost a year younger.
When one sees an ESRB, MPAA or app store age-appropriateness rating, what does it really mean? When the label says it is appropriate for a 14y.o. – does it mean it’s ok for a 13.5 year old? Is it ok for a 13 y.o.? What about for a 12, 11 or 10 year old? How accurate are those age ratings?
Is a gap of 3 years acceptable? 5? 6 years? whats is the real gap between what is stated and what real parents think? We decided to check…
As any garage start up on a shoestring budget, how to spend our next quarter is always a dilemma. Its especially hard when it comes to how to get noticed issues. So… what can we do to burst into our target audiences psych and captivate their attention. More important, get loads and loads of download of our free app.
After we got turned down by all the major studios, we looked into hiring a crew, a studio and self producing it but that’s when our bank account got in the way. As tenacious entrepreneurs do we went back to the drawing board.
Multiple hours of brainstorming and Youtubing and lots of junk food made the light bulb go off…
Yesterday’s MTV’s VMA is whats wrong with the media world. This is exactly why sex and sexuality is used also by Multi-national businesses. MTV used to hang on substance, innovation and talent, not on boobs and butts.
When in distress, Undress. This time they traded Miley Cyrus curves for lost ratings…It is the 13 or 16 years old girl who came because she liked Miley Cyrus’ music and walked away with distorted life perception.
InsideOut uniquely touches on real childhood issues, ..Great for any family with kids over 5 years old …break the complexity of an emotional situation, provide real educational value …highly entertaining for both kids and parents, ..a true work of art. Disney at its best!
“I’m bored!” Ready to hear that timeless summer break war cry? looking at approx. 1700-1800 hours of free time, 660 of which is sleeping. 120 eating, 150 playing, friends, family, etc’… you are facing about 820 hours rotating from the Movie Theatre to the TV to the laptop to the tablet and to the smartphone. Summer break is here!
$4B!! That is FOUR Billion with capital B, that evaporated only in the past year from the pockets of packaged goods giants. The Krafts, Campbells and General Mills of the world are all now in an acquisition frenzy of companies that produce healthier products
The big difference between kids’ media and the food chain is that it’s not only a ‘big guys’ game anymore. One doesn’t have to be Disney Corporation to talk to your child. In case you didn’t know, most of the kids’ media today is produced by folks that have nothing to do with kids’ media. The main qualification required is coding and some creativity. Over 80% of items on the app stores are produced by ventures that have 3 people or less. Any Joe Shmoe can create an app and hope he’ll be the next Rovio. In the meantime, this Joe Shmoe is filling your kids head with garbage or worse, their dark fantasies. This Joe Shmoe can live in some remote village in Pakistan, Norway or Venezuela. You’d never know.