From Consumer Reports:
But the act was passed in 1998, when the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, was only 14, and touch-screen tablets were mostly the stuff of science fiction. As technology advanced and data collecting expanded, there were lots of questions about what the act did and didn’t cover. It became clear that the law was in serious need of an update.
FPF is committed to helping the app marketplace comply with the FTC’s revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act COPPA rule. As explained in our public comments filed with the FTC, we think that one way to help companies and parents alike is to encourage collaboration.
You’re 10 years old. You love the idea of putting your thoughts and opinions out there for the world to see—but perhaps you aren’t quite ready for mega-trafficked social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube. Age restrictions set by these sites aside, you may not being thinking all that much about the consequences of revealing personal information or the risks of connecting with strangers. But, naturally, interacting with friends and being social is a big part of your tween and teen years. What do you do?