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  • Educational Records
    Student Data Protection: Besides FERPA and PPRA, there’s the Tiahrt Amendment
    Most of those who follow the assessment opt out or student data collection issues are familiar with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). A few have heard of the Children’s...
  • Student Data Privacy
    Maryland bill introduced to protect student data and privacy
    Delegate Kelly Schulz has submitted HB22, an important education-related bill this session that sets limits on the collection and disclosure of student records. It restates on a Maryland level the protections on student data imposed by a federal...
  • Child Identity Theft
    Parents should order their childrens’ credit reports annually
    Children are the fastest growing group being targeted for identity theft. A study conducted by the Carnegie Mellon Cylab in 2011 found that children were targeted at a rate 51 times that of adults for unused social security numbers.There are...
  • Protect your child from the internet
    Controlling the internet
    Controlling the internetToday children have access to an unlimited amount of information via the worldwide web. The controversy of this accessibility has a state wide list of pros and cons and hence is now regulated by the federal government.A law...
  • John Fleischman
    Managing your child’s personal data at school
    Recently iKeepSafe released exploratory questions about the challenge of managing the personal data of students at schools, including monitoring the on-campus access to social media and other sites that may request personal information from...
  • Good & bad things pop up when you search the Internet
    Back to School 2013: Internet Safety 2
    This is the second in a series of articles about the importance of parents being aware of what their kids see and hear on the Internet, who they may meet in chat rooms, and what information they share about themselves online. Unfortunately,...
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Update
    FTC denies requests to delay implementation of new COPPA rules
    The Federal Trade Commission ["FTC"] is charged with the oversight of certain laws applicable to the web. One such law is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ["COPPA"].Updated RegsFor the first time in 10...
  • Children use computer
    Online safety measures may expose children to greater risk from predators
    The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), designed to protect children from online predators, may increase this danger, according to a study released today, Nov. 30, by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)...
  • Wii U - COPPA Fee
    Wii U requires 50 cent fee for online child registration to comply with COPPA
    Nintendo has a history of being very protective of children and allowing them online. So, it's no surprise that the Wii U has some extra measures included that parents must take before their child can go online on the new console. In the case...
  • For Kids. By Kids. Only for Kids.
    Parents love, Yoursphere the social network for kids and teens.
    Yoursphere.comis a kids-only social network offering its members a vibrant and uniquely engaging experience. Yoursphere offers its members all the best of the Internet – their own blog, hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of...
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