Submission Number: 561789-00013
Received: 9/6/2012 10:58:42 PM
Commenter: Lea Hollenbeck
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 312; Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule; Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Project No. P104503
Attachments: No Attachments
The 'age' should be changed to legal age definition of 'minors' which is 18. The average age of children who 'use' the internet the most is 13 and older and they are the MOST impressionable at that age. The current law only protects children Under 13 but our society considers 'children' or 'dependents' or 'minors' ages 0-18 years. Therefore the age limit should be raised to 18 years of age.
We are just 'letting' online advertisers/marketers have 'free' access to the most impressionable group-- our children! Marketers know this and can get away with too much because these regulations 'allow' for it.... we need to put a stop to this by enforcing tighter regulations on 'age' limits.