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 #00015

Submission Number:
00015
Commenter:
Sherry McGregor
State:
Tennessee
Initiative Name:
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
Dear FTC, The COPPA Safe Harbor Program is poorly written and should be repealed in its current form. It is causing many unintentional problems for children and adults playing any games online. The online game Wizard101 and Pirate 101 is a prime example. Once a child is put on the account as under 13 with no chat, he can never grow up and unlock the chat block from that account, his parents or the account owner can NEVER change it. Once they have spent several years developing a game character, and hundreds of dollars, to have to destroy that character and start all over again is stupid. That is how KingsIsle, owner of Wizard and Pirate 101, interprets the COPPA directive. Please repel this arcane and stupid law and if needed rewrite it in a logical form. Thank you, Sherry McGregor