Reports: Google planning to offer its services to kids

Google is reportedly planning tweaks to its services such as Gmail and YouTube that would allow children to set up their own accounts.

According to The Information, Google is considering features such as a kid-friendly version of YouTube and tools for letting parents monitor what their kids do online.

Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports parents would also have the ability to control what types of data Google can collect about their kids.

As the Journal report notes, the chief concern with Google opening its digital doors to children is tightly maintaining their privacy. Google is working to ensure its kid-friendly offerings comply with COPPA, the Child Online Privacy Protection Act, which protect data collected online and requires consent from parents.

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