NEW YORK (WLNY) — Making social media more secure for your kids just got a little easier.

New guidelines concerning online safety for youngsters went into effect on July 1.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act now includes new requirements for mobile apps and websites.

Rebecca Levy, parenting online media expert and co-founder of leading ‘tween site,, joined us on The Couch to help us make sure parents know what to look for when keeping kids safe online.