Mom, can I download this app?
We’re coming to the end of our first week of school closures, online learning, canceled sports activities, and in general - doing whatever bargaining necessary to keep the kids entertained. At the same time, we try to maintain a “work-life balance.”
I suspect, along with our current circumstances, there will also be a significant spike in parents getting this question from their kiddos: “Mom/Dad, can I download this app?”
Hopefully, you have measures in place already that require your tiny-techies to get permission BEFORE downloading a new app. If not, click here for a tutorial on how to install “Ask to Buy” on Apple devices and click here for step-by-step on how to require purchases for all downloads (free or not). For Android users, click here for Google Play app downloading restrictions.
Now that we have the parent permissions covered, how do you know if the answer should be yes, or no? Here are three great resources for doing your due diligence when it comes to the apps you allow (or in some cases, ban!):
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