July 25, 2022 —— TickTalk has been assessed and awarded the iKeepSafe COPPA badge in recognition of its alignment with iKeepSafe’s guidelines surrounding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The iKeepSafe COPPA Assessment badge assists parents and guardians in easily identifying websites, apps, data management platforms, or other technology products to comply with COPPA, a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Products that carry the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program badge provide educators and parents with the 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.
“We’re guided by the idea that the technology products our children use shouldn’t cost families their peace of mind,” said Ying Gong, President and Co-Founder of TickTalk Tech LLC. “With more families understanding the importance of protecting our children’s digital footprint, we’re excited to be spearheading a new era of responsible tech products for kids that prioritizes transparency.”
“iKeepSafe congratulates TickTalk on taking this essential step in protecting youths’ personal information,” said Amber Lindsay, 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.”
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 TickTalk, visit them at https://www.myticktalk.com/.
Founded in Southern California in 2016, TickTalk smartwatches are a safe cell phone alternative for ages 5-12 that revolutionize the way families connect. With no internet, games, or social media, TickTalk smartwatches have all the positives of a smartphone combining voice calling, video calling, safe messaging, location tracking, parental controls, Emergency SOS, and more, to give families around the world peace of mind.
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.