16 C.F.R. Part 312; Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Safe Harbor Proposed Self-Regulatory Guidelines; TRUSTe COPPA Safe Harbor Program Application to Modify Program Requirements; Project No. P024526
1a. The benefit of the provision of causing websites to use safety notices is that like that kids who shouldn't be on the websites won't be able to go on the websites. A problem, however, is that kids could just write that they are of age. 1b. An alternative to this would be posting something that proves the user's age. A benefit to this would be that this way, you can see how old or young the user actually is. A problem would be there wouldn't be anonymity. 2a. I do not believe that the mechanisms used to assess operators' compliance with the proposed modified program requirements are effective. Seeing as how kids would just put that they are of age, it wouldn't work. What would work best would be parental controls set by the parents. 2b. The benefit of this is the parent can help restrict websites, although if the parent does not know how to do this than that may be a problem. 3a. The incentives would be effective if it the idea worked since this would prevent children from going on websites they shouldn't be on.