Monday, October 11, 2010

Mashable: " 5 Fun and Safe Social Networks for Children"

Link to October 11 Mashable post.

Excerpt: If you have young children on Facebook or MySpace, they shouldn’t be — at least legally. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prevents websites from collecting personal information about children who are under the age of 13 without their parents’ permission.

Many children bypass this law, even on sites that enforce it, by simply adjusting their birthday. In a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 75% of seventh through 12th graders surveyed said they had a profile on a social media site

The other 4 include What's What, ScuttlePad, giantHello, Skid-e Kids.

With two sons in their 20s -- OK, Eddie has two months to go -- I'm not familiar with this neighborhood of the social network.

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