Quirky and egalitarian, Toca Boca’s games are a world away from the usual half-hearted or exploitative kids’ apps. We meet the Scandinavian company taking child’s play seriously
Technology can become a battleground at home. YouTube may house endless nursery rhymes and clips of Peppa Pig but it’s also blighted by disturbing content disguised as kid-friendly. On mobile game storefronts, “free” games aimed at children are often laden with artificial barriers, advertisements and optional purchases designed to keep kids logging in every day and engrossed for as long as possible with a never-ending flow of tasks and bonuses.