As the way we work, consume, travel, and interact has changed due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), so too has the way our children learn and play changed. Millions of children (and families) affected by the closures of in-person schools, day cares, athletics, summer camps, and other kids programming now rely on home computers and devices for distance learning, exercise classes, music lessons, recreational gaming, and other activities.
For many businesses, engaging children online may be a new frontier, and one in which they are unwittingly wading into regulated waters for the first time. Online services directed to children under 13 years old are regulated by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Click here to read the full GT Alert, “COVID-19 and COPPA: Children’s Internet Privacy in a New, Remote World.”