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Study finds potentially manipulative ads in apps for preschoolers

Apps marketed to children 5 and younger deploy potentially manipulating tactics to deliver ads to children, raising questions about the ethics of child software design and consumer protection, accordi... read more

Kids' apps may have a lot more ads than you think

(Reuters Health) - Those cute little apps your child plays with are most likely flooded with ads - some of which ... marketed to or played by children age five and under contain at least one type of a... read more

Senators Urge FTC to Investigate Manipulative Ads in Children’s Apps

Three senators sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Tuesday, urging the agency to investigate advertising in children’s apps. The senators believe that, according to a recent study t... read more

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Study Says Children’s Apps Targeting Young Kids With Ads

This comes as a new study ... aimed at children five years and under. Researchers found those apps contained a variety of ads including pop-ups, in-app purchases and videos that interrupted play. Some ... read more


Consumer advocacy groups call on FTC to investigate kids’ apps on Google Play

But the new FTC ... used with children’s apps,” she added. The apps also engage in other bad behaviors, like regularly showing ads that are difficult to exit or showing those that require viewing in o... read more

Can Your Preschooler Learn Anything From an iPad App?

As Screen-Free Week carries on, and as electronic games for young children flood the market—72 percent of iTunes’ top-selling “education” apps are designed ... places, according to Alexis Lauricella, ... read more

Advertising in kids' apps more prevalent than parents may realize

Ninety-five percent of commonly downloaded apps marketed to or played by children ages 5 and under contain at least one type of advertising, according to a new study ... through manipulative and disru... read more

US teens favor vaping over smoking cigarettes: study

Post-millennials are now using vaporizers more than regular cigarettes — and the puffing devices are so popular among young people they are reversing a decades-long decline in teenage drug use, accord... read more

Should Your 2-Year-Old Be Using an iPad?

iPad apps for babies are flooding the market ... has advised parents — again — to eliminate screen time for children under 2, citing concerns about language delays and disrupted sleep. The academy’s n... read more

Birth months may be linked to high risk of ADHD in young children

... suggests children born in August are more likely than children in other months to be diagnosed and treated for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder, according to a study published in the New E... read more

Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era

In general, the best toys are those that match children’s developmental skills and abilities and further encourage the development of new skills ... they are safe for all children of all ages accordin... read more

Fifty year study finds there are no benefits to spanking children

AUSTIN, TX (WCMH) — A study that spanned nearly 50 years has found that spanking is only harmful to children and has no beneficial outcomes. According to experts at the University of Texas at Austin a... read more



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