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One thing that can be a constant struggle for parents is screen time. Helping kids realize that televisions, iPods, Kindles, educational tablets, and our smartphones all have screens and count towards screen time while trying to find that healthy media balance can be difficult. But instead of being frustrated, have you ever taken a look at what your kids are doing when they’re in front of screens? Because not all screen time is the same especially if you’re carefully curating app content on mobile devices.
These days trusted educational companies are developing apps along with independent developers and there’s a ton of great content out there. You just need to know where to look.
But that can be a challenge.
With over a million apps available through iTunes alone, it can be hard to find the right apps for kids – and even harder to know if the app your child loves is one you can trust.
This is where Moms with Apps can help. Moms With Apps is a great resource for parents who want to find great, trustworthy apps for their children. Founded by parents who love using technology with their own kids, the Moms with Apps community features developers who have committed to high standards for protecting kids’ privacy and building great family-friendly apps.
During the month of October, Moms with Apps surveyed more than 450 parents to get their thoughts about children’s apps and honestly, their findings weren’t so surprising. From educational value to finding the right apps for our kids and pain points associated with that process, here’s a quick look at what Moms with Apps discovered through their survey results.
96% of us believe that apps are beneficial to their child’s education and development.
We always want to provide the best for our kids whether we’re giving them healthy food to eat or allowing them to experience educational or extra-curricular activities. The same is true when it comes to apps. Moms With Apps provides parents with the ability search for trustworthy apps in a variety of different subject areas, including science, math, reading and critical thinking.
87% of us are concerned about our kids making in-app purchases while 81% are worried the app is farming our children’s personal information.
Moms With Apps always makes it quick and easy to Know What’s Inside every app they feature so that parents can decide if it’s right for their kids. Because the company was founded by parents who love using technology with their own kids, Moms with Apps has extremely high standards for protecting kids’ privacy and building great family-friendly apps.
When selecting apps for their children, three key issues for parents are:
- The age-appropriateness of the app
- If it’s engaging for their child
- If the app protects their child’s privacy
Moms With Apps gives parents simple tools to find the right apps for their kids. Just like nutrition labels help parents decide which snack is right for their kids, Moms With Apps provides parents with information up-front and in plain English to help them decide which app is right for their kids.
Parents feel they waste time looking for the right apps for their kids. 49% report the process as “moderately” to “very hard.”
With helpful tools like Know What’s Inside written in language all parents can understand, Moms with Apps is a fantastic resource for parents who want to find great, trustworthy apps for their children.
This post is brought to you by Moms With Apps and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Images courtesy of Moms with Apps.