Task 5:Sharing Information Online Safely

Imagine that they you are always required to wear a sign your backs that reveals something personal about you – such as your address, phone number, favorite food, or nickname.

How would you feel about that?

Would you feel better if you could decide who knows those things about you?

What is Privacy Policy?

Privacy Policy: a legal document that explains how a website gathers and uses your private information.

  • The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ​(COPPA)
  • Require website owners to help protect the private information of kids 13 and younger. 
  • The purpose of the law is to protect kids’ privacy.

Websites collecting information from children under the age of 13 are required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

These websites are supposed to protect children’s personally identifiable information, such as their first and last name, home and school address, email address, telephone number, Social Security number, or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. 

A website must post a link to a privacy policy on the home page and at each area where it collects personal information from children.

The privacy policy must be clear and prominent, and explain how the website protects children’s privacy and safety. 

For more information, visit COPPA


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