Yoursphere Selected as Social Media App of Choice for Kids and Teens to Be Preloaded on the New Kurio Xtreme Tablet and Kurio Phone

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Yoursphere App provides fun, uniquely engaging COPPA-compliant social media experience

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“Kurio has consistently found a way to give kids the technology they want, while building a brand known for safety that parents trust,” said Mary Kay Hoal, president, , Yoursphere Media, Inc. “Yoursphere has done the same for kids in the social sphere."

Yoursphere Media, Inc., social media solution provider for brands, non-profits and corporations, announced today that Techno Source, makers of the Kurio line of Android devices built for kids, has selected Yoursphere as its social media app on its new Kurio Xtreme tablet and Kurio Phone. The Yoursphere/Kurio collaboration solves the problems typically associated with tablets and smartphones that resemble grown-up devices - allowing for safe web surfing and social media activities through fully customizable internet controls.

“Kids want to participate in social media, but as parents, we want to make sure that our children’s safety comes first,” said Thomas Emelo, VP of marketing, Techno Source. ”Yoursphere’s robust social media experience is uniquely engaging and fun for kids and teens, while at the same time being fully COPPA compliant, giving parents peace of mind.”

The Yoursphere app allows users to create their own profile to show off their personal style, meet new friends in the buzzing community, and stay connected through photos, videos and blogs. Members can create and join spheres centered around their interests -- fashion, sports, performing arts, movies, TV, books, travel, charitable causes, art and photography, and much more -- with editing tools to enhance, post and share. Kids and teens join spheres or create their own and earn credits through community participation, win contests and prizes, become a featured member or get recognized for being creative, funny, kind, athletic or talented.

Incorporating Yoursphere’s commonsense safeguards and compliance with the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) provides Kurio Xtreme and Kurio Phone an easy-to-use system that teaches kids to make smart choices online and rewards responsible online citizenship. This sense of security is highly sought after by parents, as 70 percent of tablet owning households with kids under age 12 are sharing the device between kids and adults.

“Kurio has consistently found a way to give kids the technology they want, while building a brand known for safety that parents trust,” said Mary Kay Hoal, president, COO, Yoursphere Media, Inc. “Yoursphere has done the same for kids in the social sphere and will now allow kids to engage in online social activities in the safest way possible on their Kurio Xtreme tablet and Kurio Phones.”

The Kurio Xtreme Android 4.4 Wi-Fi enabled tablet will come preloaded with Yoursphere’s youth-only social media solution. The device also includes the proprietary Kurio Genius Internet filtering system that keeps kids safe online. Other parent-friendly features include time, app management and advertisement controls, 24/7 customer support right from the tablet, and a password protected parent area that allows for the creation of up to eight individual user profiles. The kid device also comes with more than $300 worth of kid-safe content for out of the box play, including 10 exclusive Kurio Motion games—the first body controlled games on a tablet. Parents can access millions of more apps through Google Play and the curated Kurio Store.

Kurio Phone is a fully functional, unlocked GSM Android™ 4.2 smartphone that has the sophisticated features kids want combined with the advanced parental controls and safety features parents need. Kids can call and text message friends, take photos, watch and record videos, listen to music, surf the web safely, and download the apps and games they love. Phone-specific parental control features include: Contact management, restricting who kids can call or be called by; usage controls that limit their volume of calls and text messages by day, week or month; the ability to contact parents in case of emergency; as well as geolocation and geofencing features. Parents can access the password-protected Parent Area on the device through the Kurio Genius app or access it remotely using a web browser.

Yoursphere Media, Inc., provides a vibrant, interactive social network for kids and teens and is the social media solution provider for youth brands, non-profits and corporations. Available in the Apple App and Google Play stores and online, fully compliant with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Yoursphere offers the best of social media to support youth interests, talent, and aspirations. Members interact through “spheres,” around common interests, create their own blogs and share pictures and videos. Focusing on the entire family, Yoursphere Media publishes YoursphereForParents.com, providing practical tools, information, and tips to support families’ healthy digital experience. Visit Yoursphere.com.

Techno Source, a division of LF Products (a Li & Fung company), is a children’s consumer goods company focused on electronics, toys and DRTV for the mass market. Techno Source is dedicated to enriching the lives of kids through its diverse product offerings. Known for its ground-breaking products, marketing prowess and strong retail relationships, the company is committed to delivering high-quality kid-focused products that offer significant play value at affordable price points. Techno Source’s award-winning original and licensed product portfolio includes Kurio, the Ultimate Android Tablet Built for Kids, NFL Rush Zone board games, 20Q®, Tetris®, Electronic Touch-Screen Sudoku™ and Where’s Waldo? ®. The company’s toys and games are available throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, across all channels of distribution. For more information, visit http://www.TechnoSourceUSA.com.

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