As more and more students now learn from home Google is adapting the Play store to help in this effort. It’s adding a new Kids tab to the Play Store, making it super simple for parents and guardians to find appropriate apps for their charges. Apps found under this section will be pre-vetted, privacy-respecting, positive apps.
Google says it’s launching this new section earlier than it planned due to the unscheduled vacation many students find themselves in, as such many apps that should be in this new tab aren’t there yet, but they’ll come with time.
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Google’s Mindy Brooks explained the company’s rationale on Wednesday:
To share the best apps for kids on the Play Store, we’ve teamed up with academic experts and teachers across the country, including our lead advisors, Joe Blatt (Harvard Graduate School of Education)…