The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted by the US Federal Trade Commission in 2000 to ensure that parents remain in control of information collected about their children online.
To comply with COPPA, we:
- Obtain consent before we collect personal information from children under 13
- Protect the personal information we collect and do not sell it to anyone or store it for longer than needed
- Allow our users to review or stop the collection of personal information at any time
For school-based activities, COPPA allows a child’s school to act in the stead of parents to provide consent for the collection of their personal information. As a best practice, schools should notify parents about these activities in advance.
For more information please see Section M of the Federal Trade Commission’s FAQ on COPPA and Schools.