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PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS Privacy for Children Under 13 1 February 2013.

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1 PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS Privacy for Children Under 13 1 February 2013

2 You need to consider how and where your children access the Internet: -Home; -Cell phones; -School; -School-issued devices; -Friend’s homes. You need to consider what websites your children are visiting. You need to consider what your children are downloading. You need to consider what personal information your children are disclosing and to whom. Introduction

3 -COPPA applies to operators of commercial websites. COPPA has recently been expanded to cover third parties, including social plug-ins and ad networks. -Operators must: -Post a clear and comprehensive privacy policy on their website; -Provide direct notice to parents and obtain verifiable parental consent, before collecting personal information from children; -Give parents the choice of consenting to the operator’s collection and internal use of a child’s information, but prohibiting the operator from disclosing that information to third parties; -Provide parents access to their child’s personal information to review and/or have the information deleted; -Give parents the opportunity to prevent further use or online collection of a child’s personal information; -Maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of information they collect from children. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 FIPP 1 and 2

4 WEBSITES Do your children use the Internet? Questions for parents: Do you know what websites your children are visiting? Are you reviewing the policies of the websites your children frequent? Have you taught your children to enter the correct URL so that they do not enter a fraudulent site? Do you know if your children know and display the appropriate standards for online/social games? Issues of Concern FIPP 1, 2 and 4

5 Cell Phones Does your child have a cell phone? Question for parents: Is GPS tracking enabled on your child’s cell phone? Is your child’s phone password protected? Are parental controls enabled on your child’s cell phone? Have you discussed appropriate v. inappropriate behavior? Issues of Concern FIPP 1, 2 and 4

6 MOBILE APPS Most Mobile Apps do not: Provide information about the data collection from the children; Tell how the data collected is shared; or Tell who will have access to the data. Question for parents: Do you know what apps your children are using? Do you monitor download activity on your child’s cellphone? Issues of Concern FIPP 1, 2 and 4

7 SCHOOL EQUIPMENT If your child’s school provides laptops or other mobile devices to your child, make sure you find out what the school can do with the devices. Questions for parents: Do your kids use school issued equipment? If yes, did the school provide any documentation about what the equipment could do? Did you sign anything? What responsibilities do your kids have regarding such equipment? Does the school take any precautions to encrypt or otherwise protect the data and/or the device? What happens to the content on the device after it is returned to the school? Can the parents scrub the device? What happens to the information retained on the device? Issues of Concern FIPP 1, 2 and 4

8 SCHOOL EQUIPMENT CONTINUED Does your child’s school have a Bring Your Own Device Policy? Questions for parents: Does your children’s school require your child to register online? What information is your child required to provide to register? If yes, what are the school district’s privacy standards? Will the school have access to the data on your child’s device? Will the school employ any type of monitoring of the child’s device? Issues of Concern FIPP 1, 2 and 4

9 PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION 1.Tell your children never to give out personally identifiable information, including family information, home address, school name, or phone number in chat room discussions and when visiting web sites. Nor should they reveal this information in private unless they know whom they are dealing with. 2.Tell children not to send out personal or family photos without parental permission. 3.Do your children use their real names or well-know nicknames for online gaming or other social media activities? Instead, have children use “screen names” that are different from their own names in chat rooms. 4.Tell children never to give passwords to anyone, even someone claiming to be from the online service. Top 10 Tips For more information about these tips please visit: https://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs21- children.htm#2

10 SAFETY ONLINE 5.Warn your children not to respond to messages that are threatening, suggestive, or otherwise make you or the child uncomfortable. Tell them to report such messages to you. 6.Explain that people online may not be who they seem to be. 7.Get to know your children's online "friends," much as you try to get to know their other friends. Never permit a child to arrange a face-to-face meeting with another computer user without you attending at least the first meeting. Top 10 Tips

11 PRACTICAL TIPS 8.Keep the computer in a family room rather than the child's bedroom and set reasonable usage rules, including time limits, for your child's use of the computer. Watch for excessive use of online services late at night. Additionally, collect mobile devices (cell phones, laptops, etc.) and store somewhere the children do not have access. 9.Also explain that not everything they read online is true and any offer that's “too good to be true” probably is. 10.Learn about the online services your child uses, including social networking sites like FaceBook and Twitter. Find out about ways to steer kids to child- friendly sites.FaceBook Top 10 Tips

12 Finally… Find out where your children are going online. Review the websites your children visit. Have a conversation with your children and ask them to commit to staying safe online! -See sample contract language.

13 Sample Contract Language I will ALWAYS tell a parent or another adult immediately, if something is confusing or seems scary or threatening. I will NEVER give out my full name, real address, telephone number, school name or location, schedule, password, or other identifying information when I'm online. I will check with an adult for any exceptions. I will NEVER have a face-to-face meeting with someone I've met online. In rare cases, my parents may decide it's OK, but if I do decide to meet a cyberpal, I will make sure we meet in a public place and that a parent or guardian is with me. I will NEVER respond online to any messages that use bad words or words that are scary, threatening, or just feel weird. If I get that kind of message, I'll print it out and tell an adult immediately. The adult can then contact the online service or appropriate agency. If I'm uncomfortable in a live chat room, I will use the "ignore" button. I will NEVER go into a new online area that is going to cost additional money without first asking permission from my parent or teacher. I will NEVER send a picture over the Internet or via regular mail to anyone without my parent's permission. I will NOT give out a credit card number online without a parent present.


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