CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
In order for schools within the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (P-CCS) to continue to be able to provide your student with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning, they need to abide by federal regulations that require a parental signature as outlined below. Our district utilizes several computer software applications and web-based services, operated not by this school, but by third parties. These include Google G Suite, Nearpod, Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, Kahoot, Adobe Spark, Quizizz, and other educational programs.
In order for our students to use these programs and services, certain personal identifying information -- generally the student’s name and email address -- must be provided to the web site operator.
Your student will receive a Google email account to participate in the Google Apps for Education program used by P-CCS. Under federal law entitled the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), these websites must provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. Additionally, Google Apps for Education requires that all students under the age of 18 obtain parental consent to use their additional services, such as Blogger, Google Maps, Google Earth, and YouTube. For a full list of these additional services, please visit https://support.google.com/a/answer/181865.
For more information on COPPA, please visit https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions..
The law permits, schools such as ours, to consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of all of its students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to the web site operator.
By providing my initials, I, the Parent/Guardian, provide consent for the district to provide third-party educational services with personal identifying information for my child, such as first name, last name, email address and/or username.