JumpStart® & KidzVuz® Launch J-Tube Delivering Safe Video Upload Tool for Kids

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Using the KidzVuz Platform, Millions of JumpStart users will be able to submit and share their own videos from within the JumpStart game.

Videos by Kids, For Kids

There is almost no place where kids can legally submit their own videos -- except for KidzVuz, and now J-Tube on JumpStart.

J-Tube, a new video review portal powered by KidzVuz on JumpStart, has officially been launched in JumpStart’s 3D online world, giving millions of JumpStart users the tools they need to create and share their own videos with their peers in the game. A new highlight of JumpStart’s existing player submissions feature, J-Tube-created videos will be moderated by KidzVuz, the only COPPA-compliant embeddable video platform with live moderation, the feature is now live at http://www.JumpStart.com.

With J-Tube, JumpStart players can watch videos generated by their fellow users and, using the KidzVuz embeddable recorder, create some of their very own. This feature will be an added enhancement to JumpStart’s existing kids’ submission platform, where players can submit stories, jokes, questions, shout-outs, and pictures in the game for fellow players to see. By clicking on the television-shaped icon on their toolbar in-game, players can access the KidzVuz-powered video recording feature to create and share their own videos, categorizing them by interest, to make it easy to find the videos they want to watch.

Eighty-three percent of kids watch an average of 255 videos every month.* But, as KidzVuz co-founder, Nancy Friedman, notes, “There is almost no place where kids can legally submit their own videos — except for KidzVuz, and now on J-Tube on JumpStart. KidzVuz is thrilled to be giving JumpStart's users what they want: a video platform of their own.”

With live content-moderation by KidzVuz , J-Tube provides kids with a safe space to view videos online and gives parents an added sense of security. JumpStart’s trusted brand consistently provides high-quality games for kids, and incorporating KidzVuz’ safe, moderated embeddable recorder into that proven brand experience gives parents the assurance that their child will be seeing only the most appropriate kid-made content.

“Kids want to share their creativity and individualism with the world, and we have already made giant strides to this end through our current kid submission program in the JumpStart online world,” said David Lord, CEO of JumpStart. “J-Tube is more than just a video portal — it is a way for kids who play our game to go bigger and bolder than ever before in a safe, social and entertaining way. We’re thrilled to have partnered with KidzVuz to make this happen.”

Key features of J-Tube Powered by KidzVuz include:

  •     JumpStart branded video player powered by KidzVuz, featuring content made by kids
  •     Seamless integration with JumpStart’s proven 3D online game platform
  •     Easy, intuitive video creation tool developed by KidzVuz
  •     Live moderation staff trained by KidzVuz

“KidzVuz empowers kids to have their say, and encourages them to think critically about the things they love,” said KidzVuz co-founder Rebecca Levey. “JumpStart is a perfect partner. We are excited to be the video engine that turns JumpStart users into content creators.”

  • comScore Video Metrix, December 2013

About KidzVuz
KidzVuz is videos by kids for kids. The first and only COPPA-compliant platform exclusively for user-generated kid video reviews, KidzVuz lets kids 7-13 have their say in a safe, monitored space.

Launched in 2011, the KidzVuz award winning website and iOS app empower tweens to create and share videos about the things they love, including books, movies, theater, fashion, travel, tech, toys and more. KidzVuz reporters cover movie premieres, Broadway openings, and more, lending a unique kid perspective to the media landscape.

KidzVuz has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as a top site for tweens, Teachers First as an educational resource, and was named a best new site of 2011 by Cool Mom Picks. The KidzVuz app was named by EW.com as one of the Top Ten Apps for Kids of 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.kidzvuz.com.

About Jumpstart
Since 1991, JumpStart has set the standard in kids’ educational games by making learning fun, and has been designing games under its two flagship brands JumpStart® and Math Blaster®. As a result of a recent partnership with DreamWorks Animation, the company has integrated popular animated franchises like Madagascar and How To Train Your Dragon into educational mobile and multiplayer online games, such as School of Dragons™. Over its 20-year history JumpStart has remained dedicated to producing quality educational products, earning the trust of millions of teachers, parents, and respected organizations such as Common Sense Media and The National Parenting Center. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is privately held and based in Torrance, California. For more information, go to http://www.JumpStart.com.

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