SOPPA and Student Online Safety
What is SOPPA?
The Student Online Personal Protection Act, or SOPPA, is a data privacy law that regulates student data collection and use by schools, the Illinois State Board of Education, and education technology (EdTech) vendors.
What does it mean for you?
As a parent or guardian, you will have greater control over your child’s personal information. In many cases, SOPPA gives parents the right to inspect, correct, or delete their child’s data, regardless of whether it is held by a school or a third-party EdTech vendor. Schools are also required to post on their web site the types of student data they share with EdTech vendors.
We are developing supports for new requirements, protocols, and regulations. Information can always be found here, on our district website, and updates that impact families will be shared accordingly.
Reach Mrs. Lisa Webb, Technology Coordinator, with questions:
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
The primary goal of COPPA is to place parents in control over what information is collected from their children at school. COPPA was designed to protect children under age 13 while accounting for the dynamic nature of the Internet. It applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children, and operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. COPPA also applies to websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information directly from users of another website or online service directed to children.
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
CIPA was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program.
B-PC's Resources and Agreements
Students may not use B-PC accounts for personal use
The Parent-Student Handbook prohibits the use of a student's B-PC-issued Google account for activity outside of the apps/programs they are directed to use for and with their classroom teachers. B-PC Schools are not liable for such accounts or activities.