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Childrens Privacy

California's Digital Erasure Law: Protecting Minors or Discouraging Personal Responsibility?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Our society has selected children to be a protected class and for good reason. But, part of that protection is deciding when to ensure that children are being safe online and respecting others.

Could New Government Rules Jeopardize Children's Privacy and Safety?

Larry Magid | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Requiring that parents submit child's name and age to both the site operator and to the source of the embed, is a "remedy" that's more harmful than the disease it seeks to cure.

Unintended Consequences of FTC's New COPPA Children's Online Privacy Rules

Larry Magid | Posted 08.04.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

While the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act is a well-intentioned law and the new proposed rules do bring it into the 21st century, there are unintended negative consequences.

Daughter Fat? Been Dumped? Tell The Internet!

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.28.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

It has become a ritual of sorts, predictable even as it takes us by surprise each time. Parent writes something personal. Damage may or may not be done by the revelation itself. Then so much more damage is done by the resulting outrage.

Why Google Stopped Collecting the Last 4-Digits of Kids' Social Security Numbers

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Several days ago, according to the spokesperson, Google updated its 'Doodle-4-Google' form when it realized it didn't need any part of children's social security numbers.

Are the Kids All Right? The "Digital Natives"

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Concern for children has been an issue since the popularization of Internet use in the mid-1990s. But while children of the digital revolution they are, natives of culture driven by the digital they are not.