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‘Tis the season to give and to receive and we have the best idea for taking care of both- come along with Kazaana to the Girl Scouts of Northern California Winterfest! Kazaana and Radio Disney are teaming up to bring you a day of funs, prizes and games at this, the last BIG event celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts. It is a magical winter wonderland of crafts, games, and holiday shopping created by Teens Take Over and troops from all over Northern California. You can make your own unique room decorations, impress people with your glamorous jewelry-making abilities, stand out from the crowd with face paint and henna tattoos, play exciting games to win prizes, and shop for one of a kind holiday gifts that you will not find at the mall!
This event is also the culmination of a week-long food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank by the Girls Scouts and you can pitch in by bringing 2 cans of food with you to Winterfest. Kazaana will also be in the giving spirit, and for every kid who signs up for Kazaana at our booth, we will donate an additional can of food to the food drive. But you won’t be going home empty handed, as all kids who sign up also get a very cool, exclusive gift!
See you there!
Sat, Dec. 1, 2012, 10am – 3pm
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
$15.00 per child + 2 cans of food or non-perishable food items
$10.00 per adult +2 cans of food or non-perishable food items
Our friend and awesome blogger Lori Cunningham, aka Well Connected Mom, wrote a great piece on Kazaana highlighting how kids can make friends on Kazaana safely! Basically, moms agree on friendship pairs and then their kids can instantly connect through video and text chat and share their own stuff like photos and videos. Check out Lori’s awesome article here! And be sure to follow @KazaanaMe and @WellConnectdMom on Twitter.
Kazaana and Radio Disney Participate In Girl Scouts of Northern CA’s Open House, September 15th
Today we are excitied to annouce that Kazaana is featured in a great piece by Cecilia Kang from the Washington Post about the unique challenges that having a younger user base presents to social platforms. Safety has always been our first priority at Kazaana- after all, families can’t feel comfortable sharing together online unless they know that the site is a safe space. But secondly, we want to create an experience for kids that is fun, interactive, and always genuine.
“These are users who aren’t locked into anything right now that is safe,” said Pete Thomas, a partner at Silicon Valley-based ATA Ventures, which funded Kazaana.
Also Expands Advisory Board to Include Privacy Expert
A big thank you to all of you who came out to the Menlo Park Connoisseurs Marketpalce event this weekend! Everyone had a great time hanging with the Radio Disney AM1310 Crew, learning some new dance moves, and playing dress up in the Kazaana photo booth. We also handed out all 500 shoelaces, took about 400 photos, and gave out 100 pairs of sunglasses, not to mention all the stickers and temporary tattoos!
Will Unveil 3D Avatar App at Digital Kids Conference 2012
First Realistic Animation On Social Media Platform To Represent Kids’ Styles, Personalities, & Interests
At PixyKids, we love when kids use technology and their creativity to connect with others. Some of our favorite stories come from grandparents who are integral to their grandchildren’s lives, in part enabled by technology. Grandparents may be nervous about using digital technology as it changes so quickly, but more grandparents are becoming tech-savvy because chances to develop stronger relationships with the grandchildren are too good to pass up.
Until recently, children who lived far from their grandparents might only get to see them during summer vacation or holiday celebrations. The rest of the year, a monthly phone call was normal. A recent study by AARP has shown how much this has changed. Today, over a quarter of grandparents use electronic forms of technology to communicate with at least one of their grandchildren every week. More than 50% of grandparents indicated that their furthest grandchild lives over one hundred miles away, and 61% of grandparents reported they feel they do not see their furthest grandchildren enough. Distance can be shortened with the world’s ever-advancing technologies: increasingly today, grandparents are finding new ways to connect with their grandchildren, through video chat or texting. Kids’ lives move so quickly that frequent contact keeps grandparents up-to-date on school, their friends, and sports games. Continue reading