Kids’ Apps Are Surging in Popularity During Quarantine, but Many Have Rocky Records on Privacy

Platforms are catering to these young users while grappling with a changing landscape

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A new generation of stay-at-home kids is depending on major tech platforms for a safe, secure and healthy experience online. molotovcoketail/Getty Images

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These days, Chris Mohney, editor of food website Zagat Stories, knows that his kids are spending more time in front of a screen than usual, watching videos on YouTube Kids and playing games. While he and his wife, a partner at a law firm, are both working from their home in Westchester County, N.Y., their jobs have been busier than ever. 

This story first appeared in the April 13, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@ScottNover Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.