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Common Sense Media: 6 Fresh Ways to Clean Up Your Kids' Media

Apps

Old think: Apps provide cheap, fun entertainment -- what's the harm in letting my kids download anything they want?

New think: Apps -- and the smartphones and tablets they run on -- are becoming robust entertainment platforms with sophisticated features.

Our take: Take advantage. A lot of us hand our smartphones over to our kids as a form of mindless entertainment. But many apps offer learning potential and unique experiences you can't get anywhere else. Use Common Sense Media's app reviews as a guide to the good ones, and be aware that apps can have hidden features -- including the ability to buy things while you play -- that many parents don't discover until it's too late. —Common Sense Media (Photo: iStock)



The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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