COPPA Compliance

Dear Parents,

 

In order for The Lexington School to continue to provide your students with the most effective tools to enhance their learning, teachers and librarians may use educational web ­based programs and applications. Many of the Terms of Service and 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.

 

The Lexington School uses the following third-party software applications and web ­based programs that require a student’s personal identifying information (First and last name, age, email address etc.) to create a student account:

 

• IXL • Think Central • Spelling City • Typing Club • Click here to see the complete list of approved apps and websites.

 

Based on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), these third party software applications and web ­based programs must provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. However, the law permits schools such as ours to consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of all of its students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parent and legal guardian consent given directly to the online provider.

 

For more information on COPPA, please visit: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions