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Consumer Alert

Is your kid using education technology? Read on

Peder Magee and James Trilling, Senior Attorneys, FTC
Whether in class or at home, kids are probably using technology to do their schoolwork. But have you ever wondered what information that technology is gathering from your kid? The FTC has, and today
Consumer Alert

What to do when you (and your kids) are online at home

Jennifer Leach
If you have kids in school, there’s a good chance they’re kicking off their school year…in your living room. All the while, you might be working away, yourself, in some carved out corner at home. The
Consumer Alert

Are the apps your children use illegally marketing to them?

Jim Kreidler
Kids love to play video games — in apps, on mobile devices and online with friends. And when kids play games, it is unlawful to collect their personal information without parental consent. According
Consumer Alert

Remote learning and children’s privacy

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
“Social distancing,” “shelter-in-place,” “virtual happy hour” – these are some of the new expressions on everyone’s lips the past few weeks. For many kids, parents, and teachers, add “remote learning”
Consumer Alert

YouTube pays big for tracking kids

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Does your child love YouTube videos? Did you know that while little Susie was watching her favorite shows, YouTube was collecting data and using it to send her targeted ads? Under a settlement with
Consumer Alert

Parental Advisory: Dating Apps

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Parents be warned: some dating apps – like FastMeet, Meet24 and Meet4U – allow adults to find and communicate with children. Concerned parents should remove these apps if they’re on children’s devices
Consumer Alert

Musical.ly took kids’ info without parents’ ok

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Do you know a child who dreams of being the next big star? Who spends time at home, recording song and dance routines (maybe over, and over, and over again)? That child may have used a free app called
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