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Feb 4, 2013

Study: Kids Prefer Mindless Games

Though we’d like to think that our kids are using apps that are both fun and educational, this isn’t always (or even mostly) the case, according to a study conducted by Kytephone and reported by TechCrunch. The company, which converts your average Android device into a safer kids’ version, studied the app habits of 13,000 children ages 8 to 14. Results revealed the most popular games to include titles such as Angry Birds andBad Piggies, which of course don’t teach kids anything useful, unless you count launching animated birds through the air as a skill.

It should come as no surprise to parents that when left to their own devices (pun intended), children don’t always make the right choices. What do you think is the solution, or is gaming for fun a problem to begin with?

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