JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Starting July1st the government will make it easier for parents to monitor their child's Internet activity by enacting several new consent methods for parents and increasing protection for minors' private information.
According to a new study from the Digital Future Project, there is a divide among parents on whether to supervise their kid's Internet usage. Seventy percent of parents say they monitor their child's online activity while on Facebook and other social media sites and 46% have password access to their children's account.
However, 30% of parents don't chaperone online interactions because they don't want to show a lack of trust to their kids. On Monday, the government will update the Child Online Privacy Protection Act that will include several new consent methods for parents and increased protection for minors.