A digital copy of the Internet Acceptable Use Form for every student must be submitted by April 1, 2021. Parents and Guardians can locate links to both English and Spanish versions in their students email account.
The Public Schools of Robeson County (PSRC) is providing students with Google Apps for Education (GAFE) accounts. GAFE accounts include free, web-based programs including email, document, spreadsheet, presentation, calendar and collaboration tools for students and teachers. This service is available through an agreement between Google and the PSRC.
Google Apps for Education (GAFE) runs on an Internet domain purchased and owned by the district and is intended for educational use only. This permission form serves to obtain parental consent and notification of the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA) described below.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. By default, Google advertising is turned off for Google Apps for Education users. No personal student information is collected for commercial purposes. This permission form allows the school to act as an agent for parents in the collection of information within the school context. The school’s use of student information is solely for education purposes. For more information about COPPA, please consult https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0031-protecting-your-childs-privacy-online.