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ClassDojo Earns iKeepSafe FERPA & COPPA Certifications

 


January 10, 2017 — ClassDojo has been awarded the iKeepSafe FERPA and COPPA Certifications in recognition of their alignment with iKeepSafe’s best practice guidelines for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The certification signifies that ClassDojo has been proactively and independently assessed by iKeepSafe, an experienced privacy protection organization.

iKeepSafe Privacy Certifications simplify privacy compliance for education technology vendors, and make it easy for schools to identify websites, apps, data management platforms, and other technology products that are in compliance with various privacy laws governing student data. Products that carry the iKeepSafe badge provide educators and parents with assurance that the product meets iKeepSafe’s standards in the areas of privacy, safety, and security.

ClassDojo is a communication app that helps teachers, parents and students share what’s happening during the school day through photos, videos and messages. The app is now used in over 90% of K-8 schools in the U.S. and 180 countries.

“ClassDojo is used every day to share meaningful moments about kids with their parents, so making sure that is done in the safest way possible is a top priority,” said Manoj Lamba, ClassDojo’s Head of Marketing. “We’re proud to receive multiple certifications from iKeepSafe for our standards and practices, and look to continue advancing our student data privacy approach with their guidance.”

Holly Hawkins, iKeepSafe’s Chief Safety & Privacy Officer, commends ClassDojo’s extensive efforts to protect student privacy and safety: “By earning our rigorous FERPA and COPPA Certifications, ClassDojo has demonstrated their ongoing dedication to privacy and security by design. Completing a third party assessment further establishes them as an industry leader.”

Products participating in the iKeepSafe Certification program must undergo annual re-certification to continue displaying the iKeepSafe badge. For the evaluation, an independent privacy expert reviewed ClassDojo, their privacy policy and practices, as well as their data security practices.

For over a decade, iKeepSafe has been a trusted resource for schools and parents looking for balanced information about safe and healthy use of connected technologies. For more information about ClassDojo, visit www.classdojo.com. To view iKeepSafe’s list of assessed products, visitiKeepSafe.org/Participating-Companies.

About ClassDojo

ClassDojo’s mission is to give teachers, parents and students the power to create incredible classrooms. Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, California, ClassDojo is a communication platform for the classroom, used throughout the day as a place for teachers, parents, and students to connect and share important moments. Today, over 90% of K-8 schools in the U.S., as well as schools in a further 180 countries, have joined ClassDojo. The company has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Apps of the Year in 2016 and won the TechCrunch Crunchie Award for Best Education Startup in 2015. To learn more, visit: https://www.classdojo.com/about or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About iKeepSafe

iKeepSafe is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help youth thrive in the digital environment, by promoting safe and healthy use of technology. They track trends and conduct research to identify youth needs, as well as solicit expert opinions to develop resources and tools that assist parents, educators, and youth.

Company Contact Information

ClassDojo. // Lindsay McKinley, Head of Communications // [email protected] // 415.658.5049

iKeepSafe // [email protected] // 540.385.9862


Source: iKeepSafe