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Social Media for Children – KidzVuz

Posted by Andrew at 12:57 AM on February 8, 2012

KidzVuz LogoKidzVuz is an on-line community for children that lets them review and comment on kids’ gear. Andy and Don talk with co-founder Rebecca Levey about the site’s features and how they’re tailored to children.

Children are often left out of the on-line world as the major social networking sites such as Facebook enforce age restrictions on their members, and rightly so. KidzVuz encourages junior members to join in but addresses child protection issues by seeking parental permission, moderating all content and preserving anonymity. The site is completely COPA-compliant.

KidzVuz encourages children to upload video reviews of toys and games; to reward participation, many activities are turned into games with worldwide leaderboards. The site is categorised with different areas such as games, books and film. Food and travel has proved popular with children reporting back on family holidays.

KidzVuz is free to use by children and there is complementary blog for parents.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDR News and RV News Net, and Don Baine, the Gadget Professor.

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Bloomworlds an Android App Store for Parents

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 2:42 PM on January 23, 2011

Bloomworlds is an online Android app store for parents to find apps that are appropriate for their children. The site is still being developed and they are looking for both developers and parents to help. The parents will review each application and then write testimonial on the app. Along with having actual parents do reviews they will also be checking apps for virus and malware. They are also going to make sure that application are not giving permission to third parties. Bloomworlds would rather have a small inventory of high quality, then a lot of random apps of various quality. Bloomworlds will offer several revenue options, one which will be a split similar to what Apple offers its developers, another for the application to be an exclusive app, or a star application. They have hand-picked developer, who they want to launch with. Right now the app store is going to be web base only, although they hope to have an application in the Android store if Google permits it.  If you are a parent willing to test apps for children, then Bloomworlds is looking for you.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of The Geekazine Podcast and Tom Newman of The Fogview Podcast.

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