Privacy Online – Protecting Kids Under 18

by | Aug 17, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

What’s your thinking?

We at BBG believe in protecting the data of our most vulnerable and protected population, children. AB 2273 is a step forward for all Californians under 18 privacy. California recently passed AB 2273, a law that helps to protect kids under 18 privacy online. It stops companies from exploiting kids under 18 by selling their info, profiling them, or asking for personal information. This law helps keep kids under 18 safer when online. 

The law also prevents companies from using kids under 18’s private info, selling their location data, profiling them by default, and asking for personal information about them. Companies have to give clear and easy-to-understand policies and information. They also need tools to help kids under 18 exercise their rights. 

Importance of this law in the Digital Age

This law is important in protecting kids’ rights in the digital age. With technology getting better (and more intrusive), companies can collect huge amounts of data about us, and it is becoming hard to keep this data safe. Kids under 18 should understand that their data is really valuable and can be misused if it falls into the wrong hands.

Bounce Back Generation’s Responsibility 

Here at Bounce Back Generation, we want our teenage and young users and visitors to feel safe when using our website or answering any questions, so we take our responsibility to protect your privacy very seriously. We have resources on our website detailing more of what we do. But your privacy online starts with good habits and techniques to be safe.

Here are some ways you can keep your information secure:

  • Create strong and unique passwords for each of your accounts, and consider using a password manager
  • Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on all your important accounts when available
  • Avoid clicking on suspicious emails, links, or DMs
  • Don’t share personal information or confidential data online with strangers or bots
  • Be cautious when using public Wi-Fi and use private Wi-Fi if you can
  • Keep your software and devices updated
  • Always read the privacy policies of any website before signing up for an account!
  • Review your online and social media accounts regularly
  • Remember that anything posted online can never be permanently deleted – think twice before sharing!

Sources to further your thinking:

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2273

https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/30/23326822/california-ab-2273-passes-senate-children-social-media-bill-gavin-newsom

What’s your thinking?

Now that you know more about AB 2273, let’s take a moment to answer some questions about this blog.

Your responses to the questions at the end of the post are anonymous and your identity is not collected. We only ask for the information you are comfortable providing and respect your privacy. Thank you for contributing your valuable insight!

About Nasser Albaqqal

Nasser Albaqqal is a 22 year old immigrant from Yemen who has been working with BBG since 2022. A graduate of San Jose State University, he is passionate about empowering individuals, families, and organizations to bounce back from the effects of toxic stress and trauma. His goal is to spread knowledge and understanding about the power of resilience and provide practical tools and resources to help people rid themselves of bad habits as a response to stress. Through the work he does, Nasser hopes to create content and blogs that not only meet the needs of the audience, but also helps them build and launch long-term successful recoveries.

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