Aside from these tools, it's wise to take an active role in protecting your kids from Internet predators and sexually explicit materials online.
Other programs can monitor and track online activity.
Also, make sure your kids create a screen name to protect their real identity.
COPPA requires websites to explain their privacy policies on the site and get parental consent before collecting or using a child's personal information, such as a name, address, phone number, or Social Security number.
The law also prohibits a site from requiring a child to provide more personal information than necessary to play a game or participate in a contest.
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Forums, or chat rooms, are virtual online rooms where chat sessions take place.
They're set up according to interest or subject, such as a favorite sport or TV show.
You can also get software that helps block access to certain sites based on a "bad site" list that your ISP creates.