Kids and the connected home
- FOSI and the Future of Privacy Forum
On 1 December 2016, FOSI (Family Online Safety Institute) and the Future of Privacy Forum released a white paper on ‘Kids and the Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots'.
The paper explores the landscape of connected toys including how toys connect to platforms and servers and the variety of types of connected toys. It also provides background on where the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) may apply for toymakers and technology providers and has recommendations for safeguarding children's data and informing parents. There is also an informative appendix of popular smart and connected toys.
Download and read the full report from the FOSI website.
This article was originally published on the FOSI website, and is republished here with permission.
- BIK team
With the summer holidays upon us, many children will undoubtedly be spending more time on tech including playing online games. Although online gaming can encourage the development of many positive skills, such as strategy and problem solving, many parents and carers have fears and doubts about some of the potentially negative aspects of gaming.
On 16 September 2015, FOSI and Telecom Italia co-hosted a conference providing an opportunity to learn and share international experiences, while hearing about specific Italian challenges and opportunities.