These two questions are optional. You are not required to submit a parent/guardian email. These questions exist so that you have a mechanism to comply with COPPA (the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), which is a law that stipulates that sites must require parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information of users under the age of 13.
If your school/district already has a mechanism in place to seek out parental consent to share their student’s information with outside vendors (such as Lab-Aids), you do not need to submit a parent/guardian email address. Please verify that your school/district has such a process already in place.
If you wish to comply with COPPA using our platform, please enter a valid email address for each student’s parent/guardian. We will send an email to the parent/guardian and explain what information we collect and who is making the request. If the parent/guardian agrees, they can click a link in the email to grant their consent. Once this happens, the student’s account is created and he/she can then use the Lab-Aids Portal.
Below is a copy of the email sent to parents/guardians:
Dear Parent/Legal Guardian:
This is to inform you that [student name] has the opportunity to participate in [school name] digital education program through Lab-Aids. Because of [student name] age, access to the program requires your approval. We are requesting your permission for your child to fully participate in the program.
With your approval, we will activate [student name] account so that s/he can enjoy all of the learning community's features and activities.
Aprove / Decline