With Tighter COPPA Regulations, Librarians See Hurdles to Kids’ Internet Use

See on Scoop.itK-12 School Libraries

New rules take effect this month intended to protect kids’ privacy online, and some librarians are worried.

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

Here’s a chilling statement: Businesses will now have to obtain parental consent for kids to use their sites and apps and to gather personal data about their child users, in many cases.

Okay…I get the "gather personal data" part but parental consent for use? Are teachers not allowed to use their professional judgment about what sites are appropriate for students?

See on www.thedigitalshift.com

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