Child Internet Safety

Internet Safety Laws

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a federal law that was created to help protect kids online. It’s primarily designed to keep a child’s personal information safe from anyone obtaining it without the consent of the parent first.

COPPA requires websites to disclose their privacy policy on the site and to get a parents consent prior to any collection of a child’s personal information, such as name, phone number, or Social Security number. The law further prohibits a website from trying to obtain more personal information than necessary to participate in playing a game or contest.

Regardless of this law, your children’s best online protection is you the parent. By educating them on potential online dangers and continuously monitoring their online activities, you help them surf more safely.