The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a federal law governing the online collections of personal information from children under 13.

YCSD utilizes several third-party educational software applications and web-based services. In order for students to use these valuable programs and services certain personal identifying information must be provided to the website operator. In accordance with COPPA, these websites must provide parental notification and obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting the personal identifying information from children under the age of 13. The law permits schools to obtain this consent, eliminating the need for parents to provide consent to each individual operator. YCSD will provide the following personal identifying information: student's first and last name, YCSD username and YCSD email address, when required by website operators.

A list of the applications and websites, along with privacy policy information, currently used by the school division is listed below. As new applications and resources are continuously emerging, teachers may identify additional online tools deemed educationally purposeful. In the event a teacher plans to use a new resource that has not yet been adopted at the division level, the teacher will seek additional parental permission.

COPPA Compliance Website/App List

The York County School Division website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by York County School Division. Be advised that we, the York County School Division,
are not responsible or liable for the content, security or information of these sites. These external links are provided for your convenience.