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Publishing Student Work Online

Protecting the Privacy of Kids Online

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Student publishing sites assume that any pictures and/or text submitted to the web site have been reviewed and authorized to be placed online. In general, they will not include students' last names or other personal information with the writing that they post.  Just like Story Book, each site has submittal guidelines specific to that site and many have posted or linked information on COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act).

What is COPPA?  It is a law designed to protect the privacy of kids online. Under this law, which took effect on 4/21/00, commercial World Wide Web sites and online services are prohibited from collecting personal information, such as e-mail addresses, from children under 13 years of age without verifiable consent from parents or guardians.  Sites must maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of information collected from children.

Now that you are familiar with what student work online looks like, let's take a look at  how to submit student work to the web page and some additional considerations to keep in mind.

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