Preventing users from sharing account information is a security concern as well as a way to prevent paid accounts from being shared. When hosting a virtual environment targeted to kids, you are also required to take reasonable measures to prevent users from sharing PII (Personal Identifiable Information) in accordance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). The types of personal information include, but are not limited to, phone number, email address, and home address which cannot be shared in chat rooms, forum posts, and the like. Implementing all of the following prevention techniques will dramatically reduce your risk from users sharing account credentials and PII.
Educate Your Users
If you blinked, you might have missed a little of the 7th Annual Digital Kids Conference. With Joi Podgorny and Richard Gottlieb running a tight ship, leading voices for online safety, digital marketing media directors and licensing professionals waited anxiously to speak and share their expertise over a quick but detailed two and half days. It is no wonder there is only one page left for notes in my binder.
Hosts of the Digital Kids Blogger Breakfast, Nancy Friedman and Rebecca Levey of KidzVuz started the week off with a bang. COPPA (pronounced KOHP/pah) was resonating in everyones ears. Laying the foundation, Inversoft’s CEO Brian Pontarelli shared his expertise on what exactly ‘Online Kids Safety’ entails. Denise Tayloe of PRIVO informed the unfamiliar on COPPA regulations for online providers, parents and most importantly, kids. A sound foundation to begin the week of events and panels.
Kids Safety Summit
Mark it on the calendar! COPPA 2.0 regulations take effect July 1, 2013.
Here are 5 online safety tips that every parent should teach their child:
1. Don’t share PII (Personal Identifiable Information)
Teaching your child to share is great, but sharing their personal information online is a slippery slope. Make sure they understand friends online might not be who they say they are. Some of the things you should tell your child not to share are: their address, phone number, full name, the name of their school, names of close friends, pictures or videos of themselves, or any of their passwords.
What happens in the online world, doesn’t necessarily stay in the online world.