"Best of" Lists
"Best of" lists
Educational Apps and Sites with Solid Privacy Policies
High-quality educational apps are many parents' go-to when kids are home from school for extended periods. But even great apps can have subpar privacy. Tracking, collecting, and analyzing the data of your kids' online activities and then sharing and selling that information to third parties is a common way app developers make money. Not all companies go that route, and Common Sense Media recommends that families take a look under the hood before they download anything. If you want your kid using the most highly rated learning apps (and of course you do), then you should expect those apps' privacy policies to be highly rated too. The apps and sites below offer the best of both worlds: awesome educational lessons and solid privacy practices to protect your families' data. Dig into the privacy ratings for more details on each one. Also:
After you download: Input as little information as required for registration; enable settings to restrict the app's access to features on the device (camera, contact list, location, etc.). In addition, California residents can tell companies to not sell their data by visiting our website Do Not Sell.