Online safety may expose children to greater risk from predators
- Gillian Burdett for examiner.com November 30th, 2012
- Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/online-safety-measures-may-expose-children-to-greater-risk-from-predators
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), designed to protect children from online predators, may increase this danger, according to a study released today, Nov. 30, by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly).
COPPA, enacted in 1998 and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, requires that websites obtain parental permission before collecting personal information from children less than 13 years of age.