February 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

With Tighter COPPA Regulations, Librarians See Hurdles to Kids’ Internet Use

New rules take effect this month intended to protect kids’ privacy online, and some librarians are worried. Some say that the more stringent regulations may impede mobile app use in elementary schools—and also prevent kids from recreationally sharing favorite hobby sites with each other.

“Kids Online” Report: Young Children’s Social Networking Habits Harder to Track than Teens’

A report issued by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop concluded that though children under 13 are involved in social media, there isn’t enough data on their social networking habits.

New COPPA Proposals Raise Privacy Concerns

New rules proposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) designed to protect minors in the digital age are leaving some concerned that its intentions could do more harm than good.