We proactively protect student privacy and data and are a committed Student Privacy Pledge signatory.
Student accounts (for any age) are associated with a teacher who is in control of all student activity. We are COPPA and FERPA compliant. Work can always be saved privately. For shared work, only student first names are displayed throughout the site for anyone (such as peers) besides the teacher. Teachers work with students to select the appropriate publishing layer and audience to share writing with. The "Public" level can be removed for students as an option. When a post is Public, it is a publicly accessible URL that can accept Guest Comments. Guest Comments are always moderated through the teacher.