Managing privacy is getting harder
For today’s parents, smartphones and tablets are a mixed blessing, offering wonderful new capabilities for learning and helping children understand the world. But like all technology, there are valid concerns as well. In the case of children under 13 who don’t really understand the concept or value of privacy, parents must be vigilant.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 forced web sites to abide by rules governing their activity with children under 13. With the rise of mobile devices in the last few years, COPPA was updated in 2013 to address new privacy issues like geo tagging, behavioral targeting, ad network cookies, and social networking. Similar laws are being drafted all around the world, the most recent example of which is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
How AgeCheq can help
AgeCheq was created to make managing your children’s online privacy much easier. You’ll need to put in a little bit of effort to set up your account and register your children’s devices, but that effort will pay huge dividends in the future as you easily curate new apps and websites for your children and monitor their mobile device usage.
Give us a try
AgeCheq accounts for parents are completely free. Sign up now and you’ll be all set to be a “great digital parent”.