(Calgary,CA) Alena Pastuch of Idendego discusses COPPA online protection rights for your children's personal information
03/25/2010

Whether to study or socialize, play games or learn something new, it’s likely your kids are spending time online.

Online PR News – 25-March-2010 – – As a parent, chances are that you’re spending time thinking about ways to make sure they make smart and safe choices when they do. And as a parent, you have the right to have a site delete any personal information it has about your child. Make sure your children know what information should be private, and what information might be appropriate for sharing.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – COPPA – gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids. Any website for kids under 13, or any general site that collects personal information from kids it knows are under 13, is required to comply with COPPA. Sites have to get a parent’s permission if they want to collect or share your children’s personal information, with only a few exceptions. Personal information includes your child’s full name, address, email address, or cell phone number. Sites also have to post privacy policies that give details about what kind of information they collect from children-and what they might do with it. If a site plans to share the child’s information with another company, the privacy policy must say what that company will do with it.

Fortunately, there are ways you can safeguard that privacy when your kids are online. There is software that limit downloads, Internet access, and texting on cell phones; and that allow children to use those features at certain times of day."Your children’s personal information and privacy are valuable-it's your job as a parent to protect them," says Alena Pastuch CEO of Idendego.

About Idendego Inc.
Idendego Inc. is committed to the development and marketing of state-of-the-art digital ID protection software for personal and business applications, including mobile phone programs designed to keep track of children and business software designed to protect against online ID theft. Headed-up by CEO, Alena Marie Pastuch, Idendego is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.