November 26, 2022

Boston Public Library not Alone in Requiring Parent Signatures for Online Accounts

BPL says it’s just following rules in preventing kids 13 years old and younger from signing up online for a library card.

Boston PL Limits Kids from Opening Online Accounts, Citing COPPA

Even though the law doesn’t prohibit children under 13 from opening a library account online, Boston Public Library’s alleged efforts to stay on the safe side of COPPA made “her heart sink,” says researcher danah boyd.