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There’s a popular saying on the internet – ‘Google knows more about you than your mother does’, and that might just actually be true!
With that being said, global cybersecurity company Kaspersky has found some kind of correlation between your kids’ search history and the perfect gift!
Parents should look carefully at kids’ top interests on the internet to be sure that the presents they buy are what their children really want.
According to Kaspersky’s recent analysis, children showed most interest in games, music, shops and shopping, toys, cartoons, services and platforms, characters, hobbies and activities, and game consoles, with games (44%), music (14%) and shopping (10%) listed as their top three interests.
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Surprisingly, despite the new generation consoles which recently went on sale, Nintendo Switch topped kids’ searches (42%), while PlayStation is in second place (36%) and Xbox is third (22%).
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Meanwhile, K-pop music, which has rocked the charts in recent years, is still very popular among children all over the globe, with almost half of ‘music’ requests comprised of ‘K-pop’ (48%) and dominated by two favorite bands: BTS (58%) and BLACKPINK (42%).
Parents could consider checking out K-pop merchandise shops for clothing, supplies for school or some cute souvenirs, or to even purchase a Korean textbook if a child is really keen on Korean culture.
Finally, it’s important to note that kids still love toys!
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Notably, LEGO accounted for 51% of ‘toys’ requests, followed by Barbie (22%), Playmobil sets (11%), L.O.L. Surprise! dolls (8%) and 5 Surprise Mini Brands (8%).
“Knowing what your children search for can help parents understand their needs better, consider their intentions and even become a better friend – which is of course vital not only during Christmas but throughout the whole year,” said Anna Larkina, web content analysis expert at Kaspersky.
While these numbers can help you find the perfect gift for your child, let us remember that any presents do not undermine the importance of cozy family chats and finding out who your child’s heroes are!
Happy holidays, guys!
by Kyle Roshen Jacob