March 8th, 2012
On Capitol Hill, Nick Cannon talks Online Privacy for Children
By Matthew Larotonda
Music and television personality Nick Cannon appeared on Capitol Hill today to endorse a bill aimed at increasing online privacy for children. Appearing at a press conference hosted by Representatives Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Barton, R-Tex., the entertainer said he was concerned about websites and smartphones storing information on young consumers without their knowledge or parental consent.
“Most at that age don’t have the judgment or the maturity to protect themselves from those capable of taking advantage of them by tracking their whereabouts on the internet.” Cannon said, but he warned it was still a parent’s responsibility to teach the fundamentals of online safety.
“Parental supervision should extend from the playground to the Internet.”
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