Ads in programs

Can we really trust typing games which offer a free typing program but with paid version just to be ad-free them to stop spying on students, when this data surveillance is baked into their corporate DNA?


Apparently not. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission continues to launch investigations into complaints about violations of the April 2000 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The commission has recently levied large penalties against companies—from toy makers to video-app providers—that have covertly collected and shared personal information on children. Teachers must remain vigilant against these unacceptable invasions of our students’ privacy, not to mention the sanctity of our classrooms.

Best Regards,
Lyka Remeticado
Community Associate at Typesy

Hello, @maireadbowes!

You’re absolutely right to be skeptical. The safety and privacy of students should always be top priority.

Since you have no control over which ads will be seen, having them in an educational program setting can be quite risky. You never know what type of content will pop up in front of the learner. Typesy does not rely on advertisement revenue so is able to provide you with an ad free experience. This ensures your students are exposed to typing practice and nothing else. Without constant distractions from unrelated ads, you are able to focus on learning, not to mention the privacy of student data.