K-8 Parent Permission

Because Google Apps for Education is a commercial suite of tools, the Cedarburg School District is required to have parental permission for students under the age of 13 to use Google Apps.

This requirement is made by COPPA - The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act passed by Congress in 1988. The primary goal of COPPA is to place parents in control over what information is collected from their young children online and applies to operators of commercial websites and online services directed to children under 13 that collect, use or disclose personal information from children.

With respect to Google Apps for Education and COPPA, advertising is turned off for Cedarburg School District’s presence in Google Apps for Education. No personal student information is collected by Google for commercial purposes. The school's use of student information is solely for education purposes. Student information that is “collected” by Google is described as (projects, documents, email, files, username and password).

For more information about COPPA please visit http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm.


Parental permission will be requested on a yearly basis, though parents may ask for their child's account to be removed at any time.

The K-8 parent permission letter may be found here.