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    IMPORTANT NOTICES REGARDING CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)

    AND ACCEPTABLE USE OF INTERNET, COMPUTERS, AND NETWORK RESOURCES

     

    COPPA

    In order for the Upper Darby School District (UDSD) to pro­vide your stu­dent with the most effec­tive web-based tools and appli­ca­tions for learn­ing, we need to abide by fed­eral reg­u­la­tions to make you aware of the following:

     

    UDSD uti­lizes sev­eral com­puter soft­ware appli­ca­tions and web-based ser­vices, oper­ated not by UDSD, but by third par­ties.  These include but are not limited to: Google, DropBox, ThinkCentral (GoMath) and sim­i­lar edu­ca­tional pro­grams. In order for our stu­dents to use these pro­grams and ser­vices, cer­tain per­sonal directory infor­ma­tion, gen­er­ally the student’s name, username or user ID, must be pro­vided to the web site oper­a­tor for login purposes.  Under fed­eral law, these web­sites must pro­vide parental noti­fi­ca­tion and obtain parental con­sent before col­lect­ing per­sonal infor­ma­tion from chil­dren under the age of 13.

    The law per­mits schools such as the UDSD to con­sent to the col­lec­tion of directory information on behalf of all of its stu­dents, thereby elim­i­nat­ing the need for indi­vid­ual parental con­sent given directly to the web site operator.

     

    By allowing your student to use the Upper Darby School District’s internet, computers or other electronic devices, or network resources, or allowing your student to use their own personal electronic device (e.g. smart phone, cell phone, laptop, tablet, etc.) for school purposes or other purposes, you are con­senting to allow UDSD to pro­vide per­sonal directory infor­ma­tion for your child con­sist­ing of student name, username, or user ID to the fol­low­ing web-operators: Google, Dropbox, Think Central, and to the oper­a­tors of any addi­tional web-based edu­ca­tional pro­grams and ser­vices which the UDSD may add dur­ing the upcom­ing aca­d­e­mic year.