Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Keeping your Children Safe Online


Educate Yourself - Be Vigilant

Keeping our children safe from the dangers of the Internet may seem like fighting a losing battle. But sticking with a few basic guidelines and teaching your kids about safe surfing will help tremendously.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

In an attempt to make the Internet safer for children. Legislation was passed in 1998. This was the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) It did have some good points. One of them was a parental control for children online under the age of 13. However, in practice it really didn't work that well, Kids figured out how to get around the safety guards. And it didn't protect kids as much as it punishes those Websites for being what they are and making their content available to anyone.

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