Kid Tech Coach -Legal Questions

Hi All,

I’m working on getting Kid Tech Coach publicized and going but I’m coming up with some questions that I need help with.

The whole idea about Kid Tech Coach is students being the expert and sharing tutorials online but I’m curious about parental permission. In the ‘Submit a Video’ tab, I ask for for their first and last name, email address, and if they are a student/parent/teacher/or other. I do ask for Parental Permission and it says “I have my parents permission to share this video with you”

I would also love to post their first name, city, and country.

I would love your advice about how to go forward with this.

4 Comments on Kid Tech Coach -Legal Questions

  1. Sean Robinson
    May 6, 2015 at 11:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Amy,

    I love it when students are involved in genuine activities, particularly sharing their knowledge with others. When students have an opportunity to tutor another, whether by video or F2F, their own learning is galvanized. I am glad you are working through some of the challenges to make this happen. 

    I can’t help with all the technical aspects of legality in this instance but I did wonder if you factored in different requirements for different aged students.  All websites must have parental consent when they collect data from children. I believe in Canada a child is defined as under 13.  I would think that legal parental consent would be more than a check box. It may require a signature.

    That being said, the door would be a little more open for high school students to participate.


    • Amy Bowker
      May 20, 2015 at 12:18 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks for your comment Sean. I’m really excited about this project too. I think if the child is using YouTube to post a tutorial, I hope the parent would adhere to the rules of YouTube and post it on the parents account. We have updated our parental consent so now it requires parents or guardians to agree to a bunch of terms and then provide a digital signature. It is the best we can do online.

  2. amanda
    May 7, 2015 at 12:25 am (4 years ago)

    I am wondering about how parental consent is obtained. is it a checkmark in a web form? Or do you have a PDF form that parents must sign and send electronically? In terms of liability, the latter may be better.
    In terms of posting the child’s first name and city, I think that’s fine. I’m interested to see what cool stuff comes out of Kid Tech Coach 🙂

    • Amy Bowker
      May 20, 2015 at 12:20 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Amanda,
      Thanks so much for your comment. We have been reworking our parental consent and now it requires parents or guardian to agree to a bunch of terms and conditions and provide a digital signature. We do ask parents to allow us to post their child’s name, city and country.


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