COPPA Overview August 2012 Image credit: FTC.gov
Purpose• Basic Provisions of COPPA• IS Department advice• Tips for compliance• Resources
Basic Provisions of the Law Website Operators TeachersMust get permission to collect, use, or May act in place of a parent in decidingdisclose any identifiable information whether to give consent.about a child under age 13.Must allow parents (teachers) to review May ask to see the information submittedpersonal information collected from their by students.children(students).Must allow parents (teachers) to revoke May revoke consent at any time and havetheir consent, and delete information your students’ information deleted.collected from children at parent’s(teacher’s) request.
IS Department Advice• The law allows teachers to act in place of parents in deciding whether to give websites’ consent to use student information.• Parents sign an Acceptable Use Policy when turning in contracts. Mentions that appropriate websites will be visited in class.
Frequently Used Sites that are COPPA Friendly• VoiceThread for Education• All Google Apps for Education• Aviary Education• Tagxedo/Wordle• Bubbl.us
Questions?• For more information on the law, visit http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/ tech/tec10.shtm• For information about the proposed revisions to the law, visit http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/09/coppa. shtm