Student Technology Use – Legal Compliance

Technology use at MIT Academy is governed by state and federal laws.

  • Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA): The school is required by CIPA to have technology measures and policies in place that protect students from harmful and inappropriate materials. The school is in compliance with CIPA by establishing Internet filters.
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. The “COPPA Compliance form” located in the Student Handbook 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.
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  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): FERPA protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents the rights to review student records.
    • The National Student Clearinghouse (via Naviance) is granted access to directory, non-directory, and blocked information to student data for the educational purposes and for the betterment of instruction at MIT Academy.

Acceptable Use Policy

The Student Acceptable Use Policy can be found in the GTA Student Handbook. For new students, we require a signed agreement form. The Student Acceptable Use Policy itself can also be reviewed on our website.

COPPA Compliance

Federal law permits MIT Academy to provide consent to the collection of personal information to web site operators on behalf of our students. This eliminates the need for parents to provide direct consent to each individual digital service that the school utilizes. During enrollment, parents acknowledge their consent for MIT Academy to provide personal identifying information for their child as required by the website owners and operators listed below, in addition to any programs and services that MIT Academy may add during the academic year. Parents also release the school from any claims and liabilities that may arise in connection to the services used below. Further details can be found at the FTC website (FTC – COPPA) and the COPPA Compliance form found in the student handbook.

The list below include the various websites, online resources and applications utilized by students at MIT Academy. The privacy policies and/or terms of service for these sites are linked and have been implemented to protect users of their services.

Please contact the technology department and the administrator of the school for more information.