Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA): The school is required by CIPA to have technology measures and
policies in place that protect students from harmful materials including those that are obscene and pornographic.
Any harmful content contained within inappropriate sites will be blocked.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits
their ability to collect personal information from children under 13years of age. No personal student information
is collected for commercial purposes.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): FERPA protects the privacy of student education
records and gives parents the right to review records. Under FEPRA, schools may disclose directory
information in certain circumstances.
In some cases, schools are permitted to consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of parents of
students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to the web site operator.
However, for these websites/apps, parent permission is needed. As a result, Forsyth County Schools is
providing you with this notice to provide the needed parent permissions.
Here are links to the privacy policies for the apps/websites in which we have obtained parent permission to use at Sharon Elementary.
LEGO Education Builder
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