Author name: Jessica Arciniega, Morgan Sexton, and Amelia Vance

Comparing Provisions in KOSMA and KOSA

Comparing Provisions in KOSMA and KOSA The Kids Off Social Media Act (KOSMA) and the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) are progressing through Congress, both with the shared objective of protecting children online. KOSA attempts to achieve this goal with broad requirements that are aimed at making the platforms minors use safer. KOSMA, on the other hand, aims to protect children from social media in two main ways: Prohibiting minors under age 13 from creating or maintaining social media accounts Prohibiting social media companies from targeted content to to minors using algorithms Requiring schools to block and filter social media […]

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K-12 Privacy Policy Guide: How to Quickly Spot Red Flags

The K-12 Privacy Policy Guide How to Quickly Spot Red Flags April 2024 Jessica Arciniega, Morgan Sexton, and Amelia Vance       CC BY-NC 4.0 Download the PDF Introduction Using technology in classrooms can transform the learning experience and provide immense benefits for both students and educators. But before it’s used, it is imperative to ensure that our students’ information and privacy are protected. One of the main steps to doing that is reviewing an app’s privacy policy before requesting approval to use it with your students. We understand that deciphering a privacy policy can be a hard task–privacy

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