Is that Santa app safe? Better check it twice

Image courtesy of Pixabay
Image courtesy of Pixabay


Apple’s App Store and Google Play list dozen of holiday-themed apps:
children can video chat live with Santa himself, light the menorah,
watch Santa feed live reindeer, track his sleigh on Christmas Eve, or
relay their Christmas wish-lists. With COVID-19 continuing to affect
kids’ access to in-person activities like visits with Santa, apps may
continue to play a large role in the holiday season. Before allowing a
child to download any app, be sure what data it’s collecting and set
permission requirements. 

BBB National Programs’ Cameryn Gonnella, Compliance Manager for the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommended these tips to keep in mind this holiday season. 

Know your Privacy Rights 

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) gives
parents control over who collects information from and about their
children. COPPA applies to all mobile apps and websites directed…

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