Take actionKids’ online behavior shouldn’t be tracked, and companies shouldn’t be allowed to sell or transfer kids’ personal information. If you believe policymakers should take action to protect kids’ and teens’ online privacy, please contact your representative to urge them to become a cosponsor of the Do Not Track Kids Act (H.R. 1895). Find your representative online or call the U.S. House of Representatives switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected.
Let your representative know that it’s important kids and teens are protected online, and that we need to shield them from online tracking and targeting. Ask your representative to cosponsor H.R. 1895, the Do Not Track Kids Act. For tips on contacting your representative and background on the bill, go here.
Learn more about the Do Not Track Kids Act (H.R. 1895) here.
For more information about this issue, read “Protecting Our Kids’ Privacy in a Digital World."
Organizations Supporting Do Not Track Kids
As child psychiatrists, we recognize the importance of privacy to a child's well being. Do Not Track Kids!American Academy of Pediatrics
The AAP strongly believes that internet safety is a significant health concern for our children, and considers it a top priority. Use of the internet, social networking sites and cell phones are daily experiences for the majority of American youth. While these technologies can be beneficial for young people, cyber-bullying, sexting, harm to a child’s digital reputation (the digital footprint) and inappropriate marketing to children are among the dangers. The Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011 would go a long way in making children safer while online.Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
Children should not be tracked online and subjected to sophisticated marketing techniques that even most adults have difficulty understanding. Do Not Track Kids will make it much easier for parents to protect their children from exploitative advertising online.Consumer Federation of America
All Internet users, and especially children, should be able to use the Internet free of online tracking for corporate interests, and Consumer Federation of America believes that this legislation is crucial to protect children from the undue commercial influence that this practice fosters.Consumer Watchdog
All Internet users should be be able to control whether information is gathered about their online activities and we are actively seeking broad Do Not Track regulations. Meanwhile, protecting our kids online is a first step that everyone should support.Consumers Union
We believe parents, not advertisers, should decide whether children are tracked and targeted online. And teens should not be treated as adults for purposes of online tracking the second they turn 13.Conversation Media
We stand behind technology and applications that stand behind their users, especially the ones who need the most protection: children.Safe Communications, Inc.
Protecting our children's privacy and innocence is not an option - it's our obligation and responsibility as a society. Do Not Track Kids is a giant step in the right direction.Web Wise Kids
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