Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - COPPA
Your child's protection from harmful content online is not only one of our top priorities, it's a federal law that we strictly adhere to. COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) and CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act) are federal legislation that aim to protect children under the age of 13 when using the Internet.
COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age. (for more information, please click here)
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011. (for more information, please click here)
The District network is filtered to protect all students, and as of the summer of 2020 Chromebooks being sent home will be filtered with GoGuardian managed by the Technology Department. However, some sites and applications on the Internet that are accessible to your child, or possibly used in the classroom, have Privacy Policies that require Parent/Guardian permission for use. FASD staff monitor all usage in and out of the classroom, but it's important that you research these sites and deem them appropriate for your child.
Below is a link to common education Web 2.0 sites that your child may access. Acceptance of the usage policy from the district provides consent for your child to access these web tools if needed.