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Wetpaint & Students Under 13
Why aren't students under 13 permitted to register at Wetpaint.com?
Protecting the privacy of our users and abiding by the regulations established by COPPA (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act & Rule) is of critical importance to Wetpaint. The last thing that we want to do is prevent teachers of students under 13 from taking advantage of the benefits of using Wetpaint wikis in their classrooms, but we are committed to abiding by COPPA's requirements and protecting the privacy of children on the Internet.
What is COPPA?
The primary goal of COPPA is to place parents in control of what information is collected from their young children online. These regulations were designed by the FTC to protect children under age 13 while accounting for the dynamic nature of the Internet. Learn more about COPPA.
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|tamsin.briggs||Feature request: Using Hot Potatoes on Wiki Educational Site||1||May 16 2009, 9:29 AM EDT by tamsin.briggs|
Thread started: May 16 2009, 9:20 AM EDT Watch
Would it be possible to make Hot Potatoes applications compatible with Wetpaint? It would make many of our lives so much easier. To find out more about Hot Potatoes, please visit http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
It provides an over-simple way of making cloze exercizes, crosswords, gap exercizes and more, which I would be really glad to be able to add to my ESL website. Thanks!
|Anonymous||COPPA Compliance||9||Apr 1 2009, 9:26 PM EDT by Anonymous|
Thread started: Jul 31 2008, 9:59 PM EDT Watch
Could you not add a section that requires the parent to put in their e-mail address along with the child's? I plan to use my education based site for my students to keep up with projects (especailly my ELA students! Peer editing on-line!) Although all of my 8th graders will be 13 some of my 7th graders will not. I set my wiki to private and require the parent to return a form that explains the wiki AND askes for their e-mail to set up their students' account (since they have to be invited to join). Yet now I have to have ads?!?!? Cannot wait until my 7th graders study sexual reproduction - I'm sure I'll have to stop using a great education resource. :(
|Anonymous||Student WetPaint Accounts||4||Feb 15 2009, 1:21 PM EST by Anonymous|
Thread started: Nov 13 2008, 11:11 AM EST Watch
Recently, a new feature was added to PBWIKI which will generate student accounts when an educator creates their wiki site. Email accounts are not needed to generate these student accounts. The student accounts are moderated by the teacher responsible for the wiki. Are there any such plans in the near future for Wetpaint? We really like the features available in Wetpaint especially for elementary student projects (under 13 group).
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