If there’s one truth out there, it’s that kids will always try to be trendier than parents. They often know what’s new and cool long before parents. Rapidly changing technology has only made this more of a race to keep up, and that can be really hard for parents. We want our children to enjoy the latest tools for social media, but we also want them to be safe.
Obviously we aren’t alone in thinking this, and we found a company who actually chose to do something about it. Mazu is a cool new company that builds digital products that are equal parts fun and safe and we love them all! We’re not the only ones – they work with some of the biggest sports teams like the LA Clippers and Chicago Blackhawks to build and manage apps for their kids clubs.
It all starts with creating accounts for each member of the family. Start with the kids – all they need is a username, password and a parent’s email address. Once a kid has signed up, parents get an email to authorize their account. Kids can access the app immediately, but they can’t comment, participate in chat or upload content until an adult says it’s okay. You’ll then be prompted to create your parent account. It’s the same simple process but make sure you use the same email address the kids used to link your accounts together!
Once you’re in, you’re free to explore! The Club section is where kids can find fun daily content across a range of topics like Club Space, Club Food, Club Art and Club Active. The club content encourages kids to get out in the real world and be active and creative. It’s full of fun challenges, family activities and craft ideas too!
There is also the Family section. This is where you can create group chats which they call Families. You can add everyone (including Grandma and Grandpa) to talk about anything you want like family trips, school plays or even just let your child share a cool insect they found in the park. It’s a great place for parents to share in the little moments of everyday with their kids.
We think it’s a great tool for families to stay connected, no matter what they do or where they live. It keeps families talking and playing together and that is a win for everyone.
Interested? You can download Mazu from the App Store and Google Play store. Just search Mazu from your mobile device’s store or go to www.mazufamily.com. Let us know what you think!
Right now they’re running a super fun Instagram promotion. Repost this image to your Instagram, share your favorite family activity using the hashtag #MazuFamily and tag @mazufamily for your chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card to be spent on your next family activity!