October 2, 2012
New technology advances, come ethical issues. In this paper, the information will cover the Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000, Children’s Online Privacy Act of 1998, and what caused the act to be put in place.
Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000
When speaking of children, it is never taken lightly. Such innocent, young, and at times naïve creatures. It is the sole responsibility, of parents and society to be their protectors. In the early 1970’s pornography was legally available in the United States, and available to minors in the forms of DVD’s and magazines. Although during this time it was primarily in the hands of an adult. With the advancement in technology the internet became available for public use in 1992, and ...view middle of the document...
Funds would not be provided to institutes unless they participated in all policies filtering specific material.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), 1998
A child logs onto a children’s website, do we really know about age-appropriate internet
programs? Commercial web sites are advertised daily. These sites allow children to register for
club memberships, sign up for games, or add personal information in chat rooms. Parents who
were uneducated couldn’t warn children of the signs and dangers. It is easy for a
names, home address, e-mail address, favorite hobbies, age, or even the family’s information.
Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, which became effective
in April 2000. According to Federal Trade Commission, the rule was designed to protect
children under age 13 and gives parents control over the information websites can collect from
their kids,(“You, your privacy and coppa,” 2002). Most importantly protect children’s personal
identity. August 1, 2012, Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published
seeking comments on new proposed modifications to the act. This will give parents full control
over what information websites as well as online services may collect from children under the
age of 13.
In conclusion if it were not for the passing of CIPA 2000, and COPPA 1998 the internet would not be so kid friendly. We must remember, the internet is not 100% safe and never will be. As an adult it is the responsibility of parents and teachers to monitor what it viewed.
You, your , privacy and coppa. (2002, April). Federal Trade Commission (pg,1), . Retrieved from http://www.ftc.gov