Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Parents who do not want teachers to set up an account for their child on any of the following websites or applications must notify the school in writing. Generally, students only set up accounts when directed to do so by their teacher or because they find the site useful in completing a school assignment.
Teachers who wish to use websites or applications not contained in the approved list should consult with District administrative and technical staff so that the District can ascertain whether the website is COPPA-compliant.
Teachers and parents should note that some sites do not allow children under the age of 13 to create accounts regardless of parental permission. If parents find that a site in use at school requires all users to be 13 or older (with or without the consent of the school, teacher, parent or guardian), they should notify the District in writing so that the District can remove the website or application from the curriculum and inform teachers and students that it is not to be used in the future.
More information on COPPA can be found at the Federal Trade Commision's website.