16 CFR Part 312; Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Review; Project No. P104503
Our children are not considered an adult until they are 18 yrs of age. (and we all know sometimes the age of 18 does not make us adults mentally or physically, adulthood is not magical at any age, it depends on life experiences and parental involvement teachig their chidren to be responsible adults within society's rules etc.) With this in mind why are the protections for release of our childrens personal information only concerned with age 13 and under? We all know even at age 18 none of us understood or knew what could happen in this world at any time. Our decisions may of sounded great in theory but in reality the outcome was not the best possible, we all went through that phase, why do we think we should only protect our children 13 yrs of age and under? This is crazy thinking and not rational thinking on any level! Furthermore why limit protection to 13 yrs of age and under? Shouldn't there be a clause to protect any child who was born with a apecial health care need (disability) or aquired a disability before they turned 21 ( I think that is the age unless that was changed to 18 or 23 yrs of age). I just do not understand or agree with the committes thinking at all on 13 and under age limit and no clause for the child who can not advocate for themselves no matter what their chronilogical age is!