Utah Child Protection Registry Utah’s Do-Not-Contact List for Families and Schools DoNotContact.Utah.gov
The Creation of the Child Protection Registry- Modeled after the National Do-Not-Call Registry, Utah leaders wanted to create a program that would allow families to proactively stop certain adult product advertisements.- Laws that support the Utah Child Protection Registry were passed in 2004 and the program became active in 2005.- The program was established to be administered by the Division of Consumer Protection and enforced in conjunction with the State Attorney General’s Office.
What is the Child Protection Registry- A state program that allows families and schools to stop adult product advertisements from reaching their inboxes.- Provided as a free service for Utah families and schools.- As of today there are over 400,000 registered addresses and numbers in Utah.- Every Utah School District is registered, including additional Charter and Private schools, educational institutions, and organizations who work with minors.
Contact Points Protected- Under the Utah Child Protection Registry, families can sign up their parental, family, and children’s: - E-mail Addresses - Mobile Phone Numbers (SMS) - Instant Messenger IDs - Fax Numbers
Adult Product Advertisement- Under the Utah Child Protection Registry statute, products or services that are illegal under Utah law for a minor to sell or purchase fall under the Registry laws. These include but are not necessarily limited to: - Alcoholic Beverages or Product - Any Form of Tobacco - Pornographic Materials - Illegal Drugs - Gambling Services
Schools / Educational Institutions- Schools and institutions that primarily serve those under 18 can register their domains.
Contacted After Registration- Senders have 30 days to remove a registered address and number from their advertising/solicitation lists.- Utahns who are registered have a 30 day grace period after registering until they will stop receiving adult product messages.- If they are contacted after 30 days by a marketer or with a message they believe should not be sent to their inbox, then they can submit a complaint to the Division of Consumer Protection.- This process helps the state contact any bad actors who are not complying with Registry laws.