How safe are kids online? Are online marketers and websites doing enough to protect minors’ privacy? Common Sense Media doesn’t think so, and it’s planning to give members of Congress an earful.
The group, a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to shield kids from objectionable media content, is launching an advocacy campaign to press lawmakers to update a federal privacy statute to set more rigid rules for how marketers can target kids on the Internet. eSecurity Planet takes a look.
Social networking sites are failing to keep children safe online and protect minors’ privacy, according to a majority of respondents to a new survey commissioned by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization focused on shielding children from inappropriate or harmful media content.
The poll, conducted by Zogby International, found that 92 percent of parents worry that children are sharing too much information on the Web, and three-quarters of the respondents expressed a negative opinion about the steps that social sites are taking to safeguard kids.