Electronic Devices and Children

Did you buy electronic devices for your children this holiday season? I did — I bought one for my 9 year-old — and I want to share with you what I learned about protecting my kid’s personal information online.

Apps, online services, and websites that are directed to children under 13 years old have to get a parent’s approval before they can collect, use, or disclose kids’ personal information. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires this. So, as a parent I have control over who collects my kid’s personal information online.

To read full story visit: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/01/if-your-kids-have-electronic-devices-read/

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