• SOPPA & Student Privacy


    Hampton Families, 

        New legislation requires that all school districts do their best to protect the privacy of the students that they serve. To that end, we have published a list of the different pieces of software that grade levels use to help educate our students. The software varies in terms of what information is collected relative to each student. Depending on the software used, the information collected could be a student's name, age, grade in school, teacher's name, address of parents, phone numbers, individual grades, sex, specific class using the information etc. Hampton 29 will make every effort to keep all personally identifiable information private and safeguarded at all times. 

    Scott McKissick


    Hampton 29


    (Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)


    Effective July 1, 2021, school districts will be required by the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) to provide additional guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for benefical purposes only (105 ILCS 85)


    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds from the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.


    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 young children online. COPPA was designed to protect children under age 13 while accounting for the dynamic nature of the Internet. The Rule 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. The Rule 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.


    Hampton School District #29 Active Privacy Agreements with Education Technology Companies. 



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