Community Sift Achieves kidSAFE+ Certification for its COPPA Settings to Protect Kids Social Apps

Fri Nov 04, 2016 — Leah MacDermid

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Big news! Community Sift, our risk classification tool designed to protect social platforms from trolls, cyberbullying, and abuse, is excited to announce that its COPPA Settings have been certified COPPA compliant by the kidSAFE + COPPA-Certified Seal Program!

The kidSAFE Seal Program is an independent safety certification service and seal-of-approval program designed exclusively for children-friendly websites and technologies, including online game sites, educational services, virtual worlds, social networks, mobile apps, tablet devices, connected toys, and other similar online and interactive services. kidSAFE also audits and certifies the practices of third party vendors that service this industry.

“We are thrilled to add Community Sift to our growing network of trusted brands and service providers,” said Shai Samet, Founder and President of kidSAFE. “We continue to be highly impressed with their service, technology, and know-how, but, most importantly, with their unwavering dedication to continue refining and improving their filtering tools. We look forward to working with Community Sift and share in their mission to help protect children online.”

“One of Community Sift’s main goals has always been to keep kids safe online,” said Chris Priebe, CEO of Two Hat Security and founder of Community Sift. “We built a stronger and smarter classification system to ensure that kids online are safe from predators, bullies, and abuse. We appreciate the recognition from Shai and his team at kidSAFE to further validate the huge difference we’re making in online safety.”

Community Sift underwent rigorous testing and independent review to achieve kidSAFE + COPPA -certification, including proven compliance with multiple safety, privacy, and security rules. Some of these measures include:

  • Preventing users in child-directed products from sharing personally-identifiable information through chat and UGC

  • Measures to ensure that user-generated content is age-appropriate and served in a manner compliant with COPPA

  • COPPA-compliant privacy policy

  • COPPA oversight and enforcement by the kidSAFE Seal Program

About the kidSAFE Seal Program

The kidSAFE Seal Program is an independent safety certification service and seal-of-approval program designed exclusively for child-friendly websites and technologies, including kid-targeted game sites, educational services, virtual worlds, social networks, mobile apps, connected devices, and other similar interactive services and technologies. Visit http://www.kidsafeseal.com for more information.

About Two Hat Security

Two Hat Security is a software company committed to protecting the right to share ideas and information online without fear of harassment or abuse. Founded in 2012, the company remains committed to leveraging the power of artificial machine intelligence to empower humans with meaningful data to make decisions.

About Community Sift

Community Sift is changing the world, one online community at a time. Born out of a desire to end harassment on the social web, Community Sift combines artificial intelligence with human experience to classify and filter User Generated Content (UGC) on a scale of risk, all while taking context into account. Working with a variety of online communities and apps, including ROBLOX, Animal Jam, and PopJam, Community Sift is committed to keeping all users safe in a connected world.

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