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  • Amazon and Netflix battle for kids’ attention
  • Amazon and Netflix battle for kids’ attention
    Marcus Kwan (2015) ©

Amazon and Netflix battle for kids’ attention

With news that Amazon and Netflix are launching new children's shows, a new battle is shaping up among media and technology companies to find their own slot in the increasingly media-saturated lives of preteens, many of whom are now using smartphones and tablets to access videos.



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    Parents have long tried to prevent their kids from watching TV. But it seems that certain programs can help kids reach their academic ambitions. A recent study reveals that kids that watched Sesame Street did better at school than those who didn’t. Could TV programs actually be beneficial?

  • Article image How will Gen Z change the future of media?

    To see into the future of media, take a look at a 12-year-old’s iPad. Gen Z spend 35 hours a week consuming media. In the first of a two-part report, we look at why Gen Z are choosing tablets over TVs, why streaming services are king, and how this generation's behaviour will shape entertainment’s future.

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    At age 3, around a quarter of children go online daily, increasing to about 50% by age 5. And if the internet really is as “dangerous as letting children go out into the street”, is child-friendly software and brightly-coloured ‘kid versions’ enough to keep Gen Z surfers safe and happy?

  • Article image Is digital dividing families?

    The rise of digitisation has placed the modern parent in a world of unclear routines and shifting ideas of normality. Lynn Schofield Clark explains the changes and challenges parents face.