The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is the federal law governing the collection of personal data from children aged 13 years or younger.
Halloween is upon us, and your neighborhood will soon be overrun by tiny princesses, ghosts, superheroes, and slasher film characters looking for candy. No matter how cute those Halloween trick-or-treaters are, you might be wondering what tricks some criminals may have up their sleeve during this holiday.
In a safe, quiet neighborhood, you may not think twice about letting your child stay home alone or sit inside your locked vehicle while you run a quick errand.
One of the top skills people wish they’d learned in school is basic money management, but personal finance lessons are usually left up to parents.
Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the most popular games in the world right now, in large part because of its young fans. Kids can’t seem to get enough of the game, and will spend hours battling other online players and conducting research on gameplay and strategy to get the edge.
Finding “the one” can be hard enough, but as a single parent, the search seems even more difficult. Whether you’ve been raising your child or children on your own since the beginning, you’ve been widowed, or you went through a nasty public divorce, jumping back into the dating scene might seem intimidating.
For couples who can’t have their own children and are trying to adopt, there’s nothing more exciting than finding a match – or more heartbreaking when an adoption falls through.
Breaking the news of your separation or divorce to your parents, children, friends, and relatives can be awkward and painful. You may not even want to tell people at first in case there’s a chance you’ll get back together.
In the days before smartphones, dating apps, and constant internet connectivity, teenage couples would meet each other at school or through their friends, and communicate with each other primarily through phone calls (and maybe a few secret notes passed in class).
In 2016, Influence Central reported that the average age kids get a smartphone is 10 years old. This age continues to drop as more parents are purchasing internet-connected mobile devices for their children: Common Sense Media found that 42 percent of American children ages 8 and younger now have their own tablet.
When your daughter was younger, you may have set strict rules about who she could date. Like many parents, you just wanted to make sure anyone taking your little girl out met your standards.
In the era of modern conveniences where Amazon’s Alexa is ready to play any song or order you laundry pods and also collect an immense amount of data on your life, we should not forget these same technologies are making their way to children’s toys.
In today’s world of ubiquitous smartphones and internet access, parents expect that their children will be exposed to technology from a very young age. It’s one thing to let young kids play educational games on a tablet, but should your child have access to a messenger app to communicate with other children and family members?