But we can’t do it without our supporters. Your voice is essential to our campaigns – here’s how you can help right now.
Tell the FTC: Kids need more privacy protections, not less!
The only federal law to protect children’s privacy online is under attack, and we need your help to save it.
Google and other industry players want to weaken the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), so that they can keep collecting kids’ sensitive data for manipulative personalized marketing. This essential law must not be weakened – it empowers parents to protect their children’s privacy, restricts what data can be collected from kids, and limits how that data can be used.
CCFC is leading the charge to not only save COPPA, but strengthen it – and we need you to join us. Along with our allies at the Center for Digital Democracy and the Institute for Public Representation, we’re be filing extensive comments with the FTC, explaining why the tech industry’s desire to “innovate” – that is, to make more money – does not outweigh kids’ right to privacy.
Say “no” to online preschool!
Decades of research show the benefits of early education, but millions of low-income and rural families still lack access to high-quality preschool. This unequal access harms kids, families, and communities, but some edtech companies see it as a lucrative opportunity to corner a $70 billion “preschool market.” The result is “online preschool”: algorithm-driven software bundled with the lie that kindergarten readiness can be transmitted through a screen.
Screens can’t replace the essential social-emotional learning experience of IRL early education. Tell your state reps: reject online pre-K and fund universal preschool!
Tell Google: Adopt the Kids' App Store Standards now!
Apps for kids shouldn’t serve deceptive ads, collect personal data, or trick children into making in-app purchases – but Google recommends a slew of “family-friendly” apps that do just that!
Parents should be able to trust that anything recommended “for children” is actually safe for children. By adopting CCFC’s Kids’ App Store Standards – simple rules that require a human review of each app and ban in-app purchases, unfair advertising, and illegal data collection – Google can make parents’ lives easier, and kids’ experiences safer.