June 12, 2023 —Gabb’s MyGabb Parent app and full product line—Gabb Watch 2, Gabb Phone, and Gabb Phone Plus—have 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, Gabb 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.
The Gabb Watch 2, Gabb Phone, and Gabb Phone Plus each come with unlimited talk and text but no social media, internet, or unsafe apps. Parents can use the free MyGabb Parent App on their own phone to sync with their child’s Gabb device to stay safely connected through GPS tracking, safe messaging, geofenced Safe Zones with alerts when a child’s device enters or leaves specified locations, and more.
“Gabb is a safe tech company for kids and families,” said Gabb CEO, Nate Randle. “It is our top priority to protect the privacy of every child using our products. To be COPPA certified is very important to us.”
“iKeepSafe congratulates Gabb on taking this essential step in protecting youths’ personal information,” said Amber Lindsay, president and CEO of iKeepSafe. “Each day, more 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.”
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.
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Founded in 2018, Gabb is a rapidly growing kid-safe technology company offering devices and software designed specifically for kids and teens. As kids grow, Gabb offers age-appropriate products that keep families connected, give kids freedom to learn, and provide parents peace of mind. Learn more at gabb.com.
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information. We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance through product assessments, monthly monitoring, annual training, and assistance with remediation.
Governors, First Spouses, and State Attorneys General from throughout the United States joined with law enforcement agencies, and child safety advocates in the formation of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) a national effort promoting the safe and healthy use of technology. iKeepSafe was founded by Jacalyn S. Leavitt, former First Lady of Utah, in 2005. Over the past decade, iKeepSafe has evolved into a leading organization trusted internationally by families, educators, and industry.