Tag Archives: children’s

95% of children’s free apps contain advertising

Advertising is worryingly ubiquitous in apps marketed to and played by children aged five and even younger, according to a US study. In some cases, kids can spend more time watching the ads than actually playing the game. Researchers from the University of Michigan’s C. Mott Children’s Hospital reviewed 135 commonly downloaded apps and found 95% included a least one ... Read More »

Before Fatal Fire, Trouble Abounded at Guatemala Children’s Home

Family members waited for information after a fire at the Virgen de la Asunción home on the outskirts of Guatemala City. CreditSaul Martinez/Reuters GUATEMALA CITY — Long before Wednesday’s devastating fire claimed the lives of at least 21 young people, the Virgen de la Asunción home for children was hardly a sanctuary. It was instead known for further damaging the ... Read More »

Amazon Ordered by US Court to Process Refunds for Children’s In-App Purchases

A federal judge on Thursday directed Amazon.com Inc to set up a year-long process to reimburse parents whose children made in-app purchases without permission, but rejected a US regulator’s request for a $26.5 million lump-sum payout. US District Judge John Coughenour, in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, issued his order more than six months after finding the online retailer liable, in ... Read More »

Alcohol use by parents may affect children’s behaviour

  Children whose parents misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioural problems, says a study. “Parents’ or caregivers’ substance use may affect their ability to consistently prioritise their children’s basic physical and emotional needs and provide a safe, nurturing environment,” said study co-author Vincent Smith, Neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical ... Read More »