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By Daddy Clay Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Sooner or later kids have to have their own accounts. Whether it’s email, Google, Amazon or iTunes, kids eventually grow up and need to begin accumulating their own digital goods in their own inboxes and libraries. The question is, at what age is this appropriate?
The standard answer here is pretty easy. Because of the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), any site that collects personal information cannot offer services to customers under 13 years of age. As a result, almost any popular web site has clear terms of service that state that nobody under 13 can have an account — notably Facebook, Google, and iTunes. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Friday, January 6th, 2012
I’m thinking about the challenges faced by previous generations of parents. I’m thinking about parents that had to cope with the arrival of Rock ‘n’ Roll or the Sexual Revolution; parents that had to send their kids off to the factory or the draft.
I’m thinking about these parents as I try to figure out how to attach the Kinect Sensor to the XBOX.
If you had to distill the greatest challenges faced by this generation parents down to a single word, would it start with a lowercase i? Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and research lately about kids, parents and technology. One of the clearest trends: kids are using technology at a younger and younger age. Many of the biggest tech companies have picked up on the trend and are now offering products aimed at the much coveted 0-9 year old demographic. Here are a few products designed to optimize that protracted software install we call “childhood.” Read the rest of this entry »