Internet safeguards for kids: Upcoming report

Whether at home, at school, or from their own smartphones and tablets, today’s children have more access to the Internet than ever. Using the Internet can help kids find information, do their schoolwork, and socialize, but it can also lead to online dangers – like cyberbullying and loss of privacy.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted to protect children from some dangers online by prohibiting websites from collecting personal information about users under age 13. But since COPPA was written in 1998 – before the dawn of Facebook, Twitter, and smartphones – the Federal Trade Commission is considering updating COPPA to reflect technology changes.

We asked adults across the country what they think about some possible revisions to COPPA. The results of this Poll will be released early next week. Sign up for our e-mail list to receive the report as soon as it’s published!

Update: November 19, 2012

The National Poll on Children's Health Report about public opinion on revisions to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) has now been released. Follow the link below to read the full report!