Anyone can be a victim of a cybercrime. However, much like in other arenas, children are much more vulnerable victims. Their lack of life experience and trusting nature makes them prime targets of online abuse.
The Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) made good strides in helping to protect children from online abuse.
Who does COPPA protect?
What are some of the key provisions?
It has been over 15 years since COPPA was made law. What additional provisions do you think are needed to address todays online issues for children?
In preparing your response, you should include at least one source from professional or academic literature such as articles from peer-reviewed journals and relevant textbooks. The use of Wikipedia is not considered an academic or professional reference. You should also ensure to proofread and spell-check your responses. All sources should be formatted using APA guidelines.