What can we do to protect children’s online accounts? Online identities and passwords are difficult for adults to manage on the Internet, let alone for children. This vulnerable demographic is online at an earlier age than any previous generation. They need protection and passwords are not the answer.
Bluink recently worked to solve this problem with Dr. Sonia Chiasson, Canada’s Research Chair in Human Oriented Computer Security, and her team at Carleton University. We’ve developed a proof of concept that lets parents know when a child is trying to access a website. The parent can then authorize the login, conveniently, from their smartphone. The solution is based on industry standards (OpenID Connect) and eliminates passwords for both the child and parent.
Check out the technical report on this project: service.scs.carleton.ca/node/3446