Here’s a guide put out by the Federal Trade Commission that provides frequently asked questions about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, better known as COPPA. And the good news is, in addition to the FAQ’s, the FTC provides answers. I would suggest that if your business maintains any kind of interactive Web site you take a look at the link. If nothing else, check out these threshold questions: “Who is Covered by COPPA?” Even if your site is not directed at kids (and for purposes of COPPA that means children under the age of 13) you may nonetheless be covered. And since COPPA’s primary focus is on the collection of personal information, you might want to check out this question: “What is Personal Information?” As every kid has heard from a parent somewhere along the line: “Better safe than sorry!”