Ads Pop up in Apps for Kids

Your Health Minute

Kid’s apps usually have commercial ads in them.

In Your Health Minute,

New research from the University of Michigan finds many young children who use smartphone apps even for education are being exposed to advertising.

The study looked at about 130 apps.

95 percent included at least one form of advertising.

One third of the apps had video ads that interrupted play and a third included an option for in-app purchases.

The average young child spends an hour a day using apps.