- Embrace and celebrate mobile devices as powerful new platforms not just for games, but for digital toys and tools that encourage kids to play, learn, laugh, create, grow, and explore - both indoors AND outdoors, in school AND at home, independently AND collaboratively with friends, educators and family. Digital play spaces should inspire and enable children to do what they do best: be children… with touchscreens at their fingertips and mud between their toes.
- Commit to supporting diversity and excellence in Children’s Media:
- Content should be valued for quality of engagement, enjoyment, and learning.
- Exceptional content should be supported through revenue models that expand the play experience, provide great value to parents and educators, and fund future development.
- Apps should be priced accessibly for parents to evaluate and determine which products are most worthwhile for their children.
- Respect the sanctity of childhood and play:
- Play should not be over-commercialized by consumable goods nor advertisement.
- Apps should not disguise costs nor manipulate children’s emotions to entice spending.
- Developers should listen to childrens’ and parents’ needs and continue to support, update, fix, and improve apps over the lifetime of a product.
I support the Children’s App Manifesto