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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Kidzbyte!! The game changer for kids

I have not found a much better app than this. Perfectly integrated with news, knowledge hub, games and exciting prize for kids. My son and his cousin are solving so many quizzes that i never knew and might have not known till these kids never asked me. Next level entertainment for kids.. Thanks...
age 9+

Helping my kid spend screen time wisely

The KidzByte app is helping my kid spend his screen time in the best possible way. My child gets to learn a little about the world on a daily basis and the quizzes are keeping him hooked on.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There's a lot of promise in this kid-friendly news aggregator, but lack of privacy protection, in-app purchases, and heavy pressure to buy ruin the positive impact. Kidzbyte has some great things going for it. The news content is interesting and presented in a way that creates an overall engaging experience. Unfortunately, grammar and spelling mistakes abound, dulling some of the educational impact. Despite claims in the privacy policy that they follow COPPA guidelines against collecting personally identifiable information from kids, they request full names, mobile phone numbers, and school names as part of the profile. The information isn't required, but kids are offered extra points for adding it. Since points can lead to real prizes (one contest offered a Lenovo tablet and Xbox as prizes), the motivation is strong. Top point earners win prizes, so kids will also be compelled to subscribe or buy power-ups so they can double their quiz scores. Although there's an overall positive vibe in the news stories, all of the focus on points over learning leaves Kidzbyte feeling more smarmy than smart.

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