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

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

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

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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.