Technology journalist Audrey Watters discusses the debate surrounding the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act in the age of Facebook. She raises the idea that the 1998 law, which says websites cannot collect the information of children younger than 13 without parental permission, needs to be revisited. Despite the law, many young children manage to get on social media sites such as Facebook. Watters suggests any revamp includes a review of the levels of privacy needed for children under 13 and a look at whether young children should be educated on the use of such sites.
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