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  1. Malyssa

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    So, google has decided my app appeals to children. I've gone through the ad settings and made sure all the ones on the site are set to not collect data and everything is rated G. They are still denying my app. Does anybody know how to fix this? I got it through once with only banner ads, but any update I put on it won't let me do it, even if just to add interstitial ads... I'm lost at this point. They do have one thing on their site saying to add a code
    For your app to receive Designed for Families policy-compliant ads from third-party ad networks, you will need to call tagForChildDirectedTreatment(true) and set max_ad_content_rating to G for every ad request.
    but I have no clue where to add it or anything.
     

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    The same problem Capture2.png
     
  3. adrianjgomez

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    The current standard Buildbox is not really built for children apps unfortunately. Here are the steps I have taken personally on a project that I working on, but I don't know if they are even allowed (even if my intensions are good).

    1. Custom ads from Kidoz.net or SuperAwesome Ads. On iOS the ads have to be human reviewed to be approved by Apple and also need a parent gate if a kid clicks on an ad. SuperAwesome and Kidoz are the only human reviewed ad networks that have a parent gate. Android maybe is more lenient with ad providers for kids but even in that case there is no UI way to set the correct tag. You have to do it after you export the project.
    2. Children cannot give consent. The consent dialog box should not show. Again after export you can change the code so that this dialog box does not show.
    3. Analytics is not allowed for iOS kid apps except for non-identifiable values. Unfortunately the device model is not permitted and the built in analytics that reports back to Buildbox includes it. Again the ping back to Buildbox can be disabled after the export.

    All these issues could be addressed by Buildbox before the export, just don't know if kids games/apps is currently a priority for the platform.
     
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  4. Malyssa

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    Do you know where in the coding I would go to remove the consent page? I'm on android studio and I have no idea where to look. I'm extremely new to any sort of coding.
     
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  5. Malyssa

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    For now I've decided to try and make google put a warning "not made for children" on it and hopefully that works. I never intended the game to be for little kids anyways
     
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    How to disable consent and analytics on Android studio.
    You know we're not programmers. Better to explain it to us with screenshots or a video please.
    thank you very much.
     
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  7. Malyssa

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    Maybe cartoon characters and special colors, too lol
     
  8. adrianjgomez

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    For the consent: it is easy enough and I'll post a video.

    For the analytics: I would gladly create a video on how to do this if somebody from Buildbox says it is ok for me to show you. I have no interest in losing my license over this.
     
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    Thank you for your help Adrianjgomez
     
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  11. Malyssa

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    You're the best! Thank you so much!
     

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