Regulators Say Social Network Violated Child Privacy Law

Skid-e-Kids describes itself as a Facebook for children ages 7 to 14. It allows them to watch “age-appropriate” movies and socialize with their friends, and it stipulates that “parents are in charge.”

Flawed Facebook Research

From the Center for Digital Democracy, flawed Facebook and COPPA study funded by Microsoft fails to ask the right questions, presents disturbing conflicts of interest throughout.

The Problem with Parents Helping Kids Lie to Get on Facebook

A new study from Harvard, New York University and Berkeley researchers finds that "many parents knowingly allow their children to lie about their age--in fact, often help them to do so--in order to gain access to age-restricted sites in violation of those sites' terms of service."

Tighter Preteen Privacy Rules Urged

The Federal Trade Commission wants to broaden the requirements on the collection of personal information by websites and online apps, as well as how they obtain parental approval.

Facebook Deal with Diageo Fuels Under-Age Drinking Fears

A multimillion-dollar deal agreed between Facebook and drinks company Diageo will fuel the under-age drinking epidemic by exposing increasing numbers of young people to alcohol marketing, health experts are warning.

Kids, Parents and Online Safety

The July survey, which was conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), asked over 700 parents with household Internet access how they were coping with online safety challenges.

Online Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission is proposing stricter rules to protect children using the Internet and other social media from exploitation.

Seventy Percent Say Asking User for Birth Date Is ‘Bogus’ Verification

IBOPE Zogby/Aristotle Poll: majority want better controls of children's access to social network content

Obama Nominates Internet Policy Expert Ohlhausen to FTC

President Obama on Tuesday said he plans to nominate Maureen K. Ohlhausen to the Federal Trade Commission, bringing a telecom and technology policy expert to the enforcement agency that has put greater focus on data protection and privacy on the Internet.

Facebook May Face Tighter Age Rules

Tighter age limits could be placed on the use of Facebook in Australia with state and federal attorneys-general meeting to consider issues with children using the social networking site.

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