My school is embarking on a pilot program where students are able to bring in their own devices starting in the 3rd quarter grading period. As a staff, we are trying to prep for this process by 'beefing up' our knowledge of 2.0 tools and 21st century learning in general.
However, a problem we have stumbled across is the 13-year-old restriction of the COPPA law which restricts companies from collecting information from those under 13.
As a 7th/8th grade middle school, most of our 7th graders are not yet 13; some turn 13 throughout the year; others are just turning 12. We are hoping this snag doesn't hold back our pilot program from being successful; but many of us are unsure where to go because of the info we are getting from administration as far as following this law.
So my question is how are you handling this? Do you feel that this is holding you back? Were you even aware of this? Is there something your school does to 'get around' this problem?