The problem with websites with content aimed at children is that unless there is some sort of adult intervention, children wind up making decisions above their responsibility grade. The FTC is looking into it.
It concerns comments on protecting children’s privacy.
That’s what COPPA means: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
On the table are a number of proposals from Riyo that spell out how operators of child-oriented website can get verifiable parental permission before they collect any information about the child.
It lays out a number of methods and provides for a system for the provision of additional methods.
The proceeding is awaiting publication in the Federal Register. The goal is to have the comment window open until early September.