FTC COPPA FAQs - Will the COPPA Rule keep my child from accessing pornography?

Compliance > COPPA
Q:  Will the COPPA Rule keep my child from accessing pornography?
 
A:  No.  COPPA is meant to give parents control over the online collection, use, or disclosure of personal information from children, and was not designed to protect children from viewing particular types of content wherever they might go online.  If you are concerned about your children accessing online pornography or other inappropriate materials, you may want to consider a filtering program or an Internet Service Provider that offers tools to help screen out or restrict access to such material.  Information about such tools is available at organizations such as www.getnetwise.org (link is external) and www.staysafeonline.org (link is external), and from manufacturers of several operating systems.
  
 
 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This information was obtained from the FTC’s webpage on “Complying with COPPA:  Frequently Asked Questions.”   https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions
 

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