‘Expert Approved’ badge launches on Google Play
Google has launched a new ‘Expert Approved’ badge in Google Play to help parents and carers find family-friendly content.
The feature was released earlier than planned after a positive response from parents and carers, who felt it was particularly helpful when their children were spending more time on screens.
Parents and carers can now visit the ‘Kids’ tab if they want to browse apps that have been ‘Expert Approved’.
In order for an app to receive an ‘Expert Approved’ badge, it must meet quality standards that were developed in partnership between Google and children’s education and media specialists.
Apps are rated on factors such as age-appropriateness, design quality, appeal to children and enrichment potential. The app listing includes information about why the app was rated highly, to help parents decide whether it is right for their child.