Chateau Meddybemps® has been awarded the iKeepSafe COPPA badge in recognition of their alignment with iKeepSafe’s guidelines surrounding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As part of this achievement, Chateau Meddybemps will display the iKeepSafe COPPA Assessment badge and COPPA Safe Harbor seal to identify that the product has been proactively and independently assessed by an experienced privacy protection organization.

The iKeepSafe COPPA Assessment badge assists schools to easily identify websites, apps, data management platforms or other technology products that are in compliance with COPPA, a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Products that carry the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program seal provide educators and parents with assurance that the product is compliant with COPPA, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rule designed to ensure that parents remain in control of personal information collected from their children online.

Meddybemps.com is a free educational resource for families with young children. Meddybemps.com offers a collection of learning activities and original stories for young children (Pre-K, K, and Grades 1, 2, and 3) as well as content for all ages. Launched in 1995, Meddybemps.com has been used by millions of children, parents and teachers.

“Meddybemps.com is proud to announce a successful review by iKeepSafe for alignment with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act,” said Jerry Jindrich, Creator of Chateau Meddybemps. “When we first learned about COPPA, we discovered that some parts of our site might allow user privacy vulnerabilities. Possible problem areas were identified and corrected during iKeepSafe’s analysis process, and today, meddybemps.com meets COPPA guidelines. In a time of increased privacy concerns regarding Internet use, we are pleased to have earned this certification.”

“iKeepSafe congratulates Chateau Meddybemps on taking this essential step in protecting students’ personal information,” said Marsali Hancock, president and CEO of iKeepSafe. “Each day, more school districts and parents are making privacy and safety a priority. It is important that they have a quick means of determining whether products are safe to use.”

Products participating in the iKeepSafe COPPA assessment must undergo annual re-evaluation to continue displaying the iKeepSafe badge. For the evaluation, an independent privacy expert reviewed Meddybemps.com, their privacy policy and practices, as well as their data security practices.

For over a decade, iKeepSafe has been a trusted resource for schools and parents looking for balanced information about safe and healthy use of connected technologies.

For more information about Chateau Meddybemps, visit www.meddybemps.com.

To view iKeepSafe’s list of privacy-reviewed products, visit iKeepSafe.org/Products.

About Meddybemps

Meddybemps.com is a free, high quality, educational resource for families with young children. Meddybemps.com offers a collection of learning activities and original stories for young children (Pre-K, K, and Grades 1, 2, and 3) plus a handful of delights for people of all ages. Launched in 1995, Meddybemps.com has been enjoyed by millions of children, parents and teachers.

About Chateau Meddybemps

Chateau Meddybemps® is a tiny online publishing company that produces the website www.meddybemps.com. The company consists of two people: Jerry Jindrich, a graphic designer/author/illustrator, and Susan Jindrich, and early childhood education professional. Together, they create materials for parents and teachers to use to help young children develop early learning skills. These materials include the large, free collection of resources available on meddybemps.com, free guides for parents and teachers and a few downloadable products available for purchase through the related www.MeddybempsGuide.com website, and some licensed apparel and household items that employ Jerry’s unique illustrations and designs.

About iKeepSafe

iKeepSafe is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help youth thrive in the digital environment, by promoting safe and healthy use of technology. They track trends and conduct research to identify youth needs, as well as solicit expert opinions to develop resources and tools that assist parents, educators, and youth.