Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Letter
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)
This letter is in the Elementary Student Handbook. It is also provided by classroom teachers to students during the first 2 weeks of school.
Dear Parents/Guardians of school-aged children under the age of 13,
As technology becomes an integral part of education, students are using digital resources on a daily basis. Safety and proper usage of the chosen technology is a vital part of implementation. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a law designed to ensure the online privacy and safety of personal information of children younger than age 13. If your student is under age 13, you can review COPPA at (http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm). All websites, programs, and applications that currently utilize personal identifiable information are listed on the district and individual school websites under the “Parents and Students” web link. If you are unable to access this information, a hard-copy will be provided at your request. Throughout the West Ada School District, we use this information for instructional purposes only. Please be aware that your student’s teacher may or may not be using all websites, programs, and applications listed. The list will be updated on district and school websites as it relates to current educational practices. It is important that you read over the information provided.
By signing below, I confirm reading or understand the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). I give permission for the West Ada School District, as well as the school my student(s) attends, to share the personal information of my child needed to utilize the websites, programs, and applications listed on the district or school websites. I understand that this information will be utilized for instructional purposes only. I understand that I may check the district or school website for an updated list of websites, programs, and applications used in the school or district throughout the year.