The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 regulates the privacy rights of children who use the Internet and mobile apps, notes Entrepreneur. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protect the educational rights of children with physical or mental disabilities, states PBS.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act regulates websites designed for children under the age of 13, or those that collect information from children under 13, in areas of private information such as names, photographs, social security numbers and phone numbers, notes Entrepreneur. Websites that collect this type of information must post privacy policies, send notices to parents and obtain parental consent before collecting the information from children. Companies that do not comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act face fines based on each child from which they collected information.
Children who have mental and physical disabilities have rights to educational services and are protected from discrimination by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, according to PBS. Children with disabilities have the right to pursue public education without being forced into special classrooms, unless it is impossible for schools to accommodate them. Children are protected by these laws based on recognition that learning is a major life activity that merits protection.