Thoughts of a grumpy old man
by, 22nd May 2012 at 10:32 AM (425 Views)
A lot of you seem to have to idea that COPPA forbids users from under 13 years old from being on fora at all. This, however, is not the case.
COPPA forbids children who are less than thirteen years old from signing up for a site without permission from their parents. However, just a tick of "I am 13 years or older or have permission from my parents" does not live up to COPPA, since it requires a reasonable way to check.
What does this mean? Simple, if Jiggmin adds a system to get the parents' permission (For instance sending the parents an E-Mail to confirm their children joining JV) people who are 12- years old CAN be on JV without violating COPPA