Now a group of child advocacy organizations sent a June 18, 2012, letter to Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, strongly urging the company to avoid advertising for kids as well as to offer a guarantee of no tracking of children’s online activity. Read the entire letter at the bottom of this Consumer’s Union page.
The following organizations signed the letter:
Consumers Union, Center for Digital Democracy, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Media Justice, Center for Science in the Public Interest, ChangeLab Solutions/Public Health Law & Policy, Children Now, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Watchdog, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, Privacy Times, Public Citizen, and World Privacy Forum.
Articles to Read
- Consumer, Privacy, Health, Child Groups: Facebook Space for Preteens Must Protect Privacy, Be Ad-free and Marketing-free – Consumer’s Union
- Groups Urge Facebook Not to Aim Ads at Children Under 13 – The New York Times
- Advocacy Groups Urge Facebook Not to Advertise to Kids – The Hill
- Facebook Junior: The Social Network Explores Access for Younger Kids – LA Times
- Facebook Explores Giving Kids Access – Wall Street Journal