About our seals
All websites and technologies that have been certified by our program have demonstrated that they comply with our five "Basic Safety Rules" (illustrated below). These products are eligible, with our permission, to display and advertise the "kidSAFE" Seal on their respective products.

If a product is awarded the "kidSAFE+ COPPA" Seal, which is an FTC-approved COPPA certification program, this means we have also verified their compliance with our six additional "COPPA Privacy Rules". These rules are modeled after the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, a federal privacy law commonly referred to as "COPPA" or the "COPPA Rule". You can learn more about COPPA from this simple one-page COPPA educational guide.

Basic Safety Rules
  • Safety measures for chat and community features (if applicable)
  • Rules and educational info about online safety
  • Procedures for handling safety issues and complaints
  • Parental controls over child’s account
  • Age-appropriate content, advertising, and marketing
COPPA Privacy Rules (FTC-Approved "Safe Harbor" Program)
  • Neutral age questions
  • Parental notice and consent procedures (when applicable)
  • Parental access to child's personal information (when applicable)
  • Data integrity and security procedures
  • COPPA-compliant privacy policy
  • COPPA oversight and enforcement by the kidSAFE® Seal Program
If you are a business interested in learning more about our certification rules or how to get certified and/or become a member of our program, please contact us here.

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