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Consumption of all types of kids-focused digital media has soared with a large portion of the worldu2019s children home from school right now. At all times of day, children are playing games, watching shows and using edtech tools u2014 often in a social context with friends online.
nThis only accelerates the normalization of virtual spaces as social hubs, and it makes protection of childrenu2019s data a more pressing concern for entertainment and communications platforms (like Zoom) that havenu2019t built a product specific to this demographic.
nDuring last weeku2019s TechCrunch Live session on the state of kids’ media, I had an engaging discussion with three industry leaders about how COVID-19 is impacting companies in the space and what long-term changes could result from it:n

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