CIPA, FERPA, & COPPA Information
Established by the FCC, the Children’s Internet Protection Act governs the filtering of Internet access; acceptable use; and digital citizenship education. While FERPA and COPPA are two federal laws that aim to protect the privacy of students/children and their records. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a law that prohibits the disclosure of personally identifiable data in student records to unauthorized persons without parental consent. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act is a law that applies to websites or online services that collect personal information from children under the age of 13. To remain compliant with these laws, schools and online educational services must follow certain guidelines and best practices to protect the privacy and security of students' and children's data.