How could Edmodo make these mistakes? (2018 EdSurge article)

August 12, 2019

Edmodo sees school kids as a target market for their advertising.

Drinking, Smoking and Sugar: How Unsavory Ads Wound Up on Edmodo

By Emily Tate     Oct 8, 2018

Beth Freeman logs in to her son’s Edmodo account from time to time to check on his homework assignments.

Over the last year, she’s noticed ads peppered throughout the communications app, which is used by most students, parents and teachers at her 13-year-old’s middle school. Most of the ads seem innocuous—a virtual charter school or a set of digital worksheets, for example—and don’t bother her much. She usually looks right past them.

But then, in August, she saw something that unsettled her.

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