That's a Wrap! Digital Kids New York 2013

Sean Bryant

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.

Picture of Brian, Tim, Nancy, Denise and Rebecca at Digital Kids blogger breakfast

Blogger Breakfast

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

kidSAFE Seal Founder and President Shai Samet presented multiple panels covering COPPA 2.0 changes and what that means for virtual worlds, social networks, online games and mobile apps. For those of you who missed it, one panel in particular, ‘Mobile Privacy Policy or Lawsuit’ started a crossfire of questions. If COPPA wants to prevent third parties from collecting information and advertising to kids 13 and below, what does that mean for push notifications? You could hear a pin drop.

Mark it on the calendar! COPPA 2.0 regulations take effect July 1, 2013.

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5 Online Safety Tips to Teach Your Child

Sean Bryant
  • By Sean Bryant
  • Misc
  • February 11, 2013

5 Online Safety Tips to Teach Your Child

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.

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