The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the authority to issue regulations and enforce COPPA.
The act, effective April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information by persons or entities under U. While children under 13 can legally give out personal information with their parents' permission, many websites – particularly social media sites — disallow underage children from using their services altogether due to the cost and work involved in complying with the law.
Charges resulting from a breach of these laws may range from a misdemeanor such as corruption of a minor, to what is popularly called statutory rape (which is considered equivalent to rape, both in severity and sentencing).
This will help you to know what's right and wrong so you can make safe choices that you are happy with.Fortunately, lawmakers in New York took teenage relationships into account.In New York State, a person who is under age 16 but older than 13 years old can consent to sex with a person who is no more than 4 years older; the crime of the 3rd degree rape only happens when a person over the age of 21 has sex with a person who is under seventeen years old or younger and that person can or may be punished with up to 4 years in prison.When teenagers become sexually active, it brings to their lives a whole host of new complications and confusions.While most high school students think of the emotional, social, and physical consequences of sex, few consider the legal gray area they might be entering.Age of consent laws vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, though most jurisdictions set the age of consent in the range 14 to 18.