How to Choose the Best Apps for Your Kids

From the NY TImes post:

“Educational tech is still a new field, but parents don’t have to be lost when their kids come asking them to install something new.”

Few parents have the time to assess every app their child wants to download on these criteria, but they can follow some general guidelines. After skimming an app’s ratings and searching for reviews and forum discussions, consider these tips:

Who made the app?

Trust the Experts

Does the app have advertising or in-app purchases?

Does the app protect your child’s privacy?

Does the app seem right for your child in particular?

Does the app do something only an app can do?

Balance, balance, balance: everything in moderation

You can’t beat ’em, so join ’em


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