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How do marketers get people to buy so much stuff? They say it'll make us happy! But the truth is that a focus on having and getting stuff is more likely to make people – including kids! – unhappy. Learn more about advertising, materialism, and kids' wellbeing in our brand new fact sheet. And if you want to learn even more, check out this piece about raising non-materialistic kids, featuring CCFC Board member Dr. Tim Kasser.
Illegal data collection. Manipulating children into in-app purchases. Ads for gambling and alcohol. Modeling harmful behavior like cleaning your eyes with sharp objects.
These are just some of the problems with apps in the Family section of the Google Play Store that we document in a complaint to the FTC.
Now we need you to put the pressure on Google to clean up its act. By adopting CCFC’s Kids’ App Store Standards – simple rules that require a human review of each app and ban in-app purchases, unfair advertising, and illegal data collection – Google can make parents’ lives easier, and kids’ experiences safer.