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Social Media and Networking Paper
Rama A. Davis
BIS/220
October 3, 2012
Steven Cheng

Social Media and Networking Paper
COPPA known as The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, created

to place parents in control over what private information gathered from children

when using the Internet. The Act protects children under 13 from the dangers and unknowns of

the Internet. The Rule is geared toward operators of online services and profitable

websites that use and disclose information from children under 13, and operators of

general online services and viewer’s websites that disclose this information as well ("Federal

Trade Commission," 1999). In 2000 of October, (CIPA) the Children’s Internet Protection Act

was approved, this rule authorizes libraries and public educational institutions that receive

discounted telecommunications from federal funds, Internet access, or internal connections

services to approve an Internet safety policy and service technological safeties that block and

filter obscene, graphic, and inappropriate effects considered harmful to children

("National Telecommunications and Information Administration.” 2003).

Both The Children’s Online Privacy Protection, 1998, and Children’s Internet

Protection Act, 2000 were implemented to protect children under 13 from the harmful risk

of the Internet, COPPA protects children from releasing personal information without

permission of parents. CIPA authorizes libraries and public schools to filter the

Internets to protect children from graphic material while surfing the Internet. These two acts

work together in many to avoid mishap and keep children safe. Because of the increasing

popularity of the Internet it is a must that both of these protection acts stay irrelevant. Children

are becoming...
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