Calling all Helicopter Parents!

How many times have we heard that helicopter parenting is bad? 

Guess what?  There is a place where helicoptering is necessary: social media!

According to COPPA (Child Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998) no company can collect personal data on children under the age of 13 without parental consent.  Because of COPPA many popular social media companies draw the line at 13 years of age for users because obtaining parental consent is too difficult and costly.  As a matter of fact, Instagram deletes thousands of accounts per day of users suspected to be under the age of 13! Continue reading