ONLINE TECHNOLOGY CONSENT FORM
Dear Parents of school-aged children under the age of 13,
In order for Haverford School District to continue to be able to provide your student with the most effective tools to enhance their learning, teachers and librarians may use educational web-based services and applications. Many of the Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policies of these applications state that, due to Federal Law, any users under the age of 13 must obtain parental permission to use their sites and often require an email address.
Our District utilizes several computer software applications and web-based services, operated not by Haverford School District, but by third parties. In addition to Google Apps for Education (GAFE), some of the applications used are Prezi, Animoto, BrainPop, Quizlet, and other similar educational programs. A list of some of our most commonly used sites can be found on our web page at: http://haverford.k12.pa.us/COPPA
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 has received a Google account to participate in the Google Apps for Education program used by Haverford School District. 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. 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 like Haverford School District 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.
This form, when completed below, and on file with the district, will constitute consent for our schools to provide personal identifying information for your child consisting of first name, last name, and email address and username (where applicable). The email address will be their district G-mail, which is managed by the district. Check the OPT-IN box below. If you do not want your student to participate in these programs, select the OPT-OUT below.
HR Teacher: _____________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name (PLEASE PRINT) ______________________________________
OPT-IN______ OPT-OUT_______ Date: ________________________________List of Web Based Resources or websites most commonly used by the Haverford School District teachers and students