The challenge presented by kids spending time on YouTube has been well-documented over the last few months. Ultimately, the platform was designed for adults, so there are limits to what content safeguards YouTube can put in place for the under-13 audience. Today, we’re stepping in to help by rolling out our SafeFam content certification for YouTubers with young audiences.
This post was originally published on 14th September 2016 on Medium by our CEO, Dylan Collins.
Yesterday, news broke that some of the world’s largest kids’ brands were being fined for illegally collecting data on kids. It follows the recent (near-bankrupting) fine levied on InMobi for the same activity.
The US leads the world in data privacy compliance requirements for the kids digital media sector through its Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) legislation. Europe has been lagging behind in terms of standards until last month when the requirements of the upcoming new 2016 kids data privacy laws were revealed.