How Do You Protect Your Kids’ Privacy Online?

Currently kids under the age of 13 are prohibited from Facebook and other sites that collect personal user data because the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prevents sites that collect personal user data to allow these young kids to sign up. Mark Zuckerberg thinks there are educational benefits to getting pre-tweens on his social network and wants to repeal this restriction. This brings up issues of privacy and safety for young people, begging the question: how do you protect your kids privacy online?

Obviously kids can sign up for Facebook by falsifying their age, so Zuckerberg’s success in his campaign to repeal or revise COPPA may or may not have a major impact. Maybe you’re a parent or your parents just raised you really well. Whatever the case may be, in your experience what are some of the best ways to protect a child’s privacy online? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Zuckerberg: Kids under 13 should be allowed on Facebook [CNN Money]

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