IMPORTANT NOTICES REGARDING CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)
AND ACCEPTABLE USE OF INTERNET, COMPUTERS, AND NETWORK RESOURCES
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.