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Parents: Double check educational apps for kids

Posted: 7:09 AM, Oct 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-30 13:13:45Z

Parents may want to double check those educational apps kids are now playing on.

A new study released Tuesday finds that apps aimed at preschoolers manipulate youngsters to watch ads or get them to make in-app purchases.

More than 130 popular, free, and paid apps were analyzed in the study. More than 95 percent of them included at least one type of ad.

A coalition of public safety advocates is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate.