NO in-app purchasing
NO in-app external links
NO in-app advertising
NO in-app messaging
We will never request a student's name, age, location, photo or personal identifying information. The apps do not contain any direct chat or messaging avenues of any kind.
Are there ANY situations on the Smart Kiddo platform where my student's personal information may be made known?
Product Reviews: Anyone may write a product review of their SK USA product. In this process you elect how much information to reveal about yourself. While a name and email address are required to write a review, you may use a pseudonym in the name field and the email address is hidden, known only to the SK USA moderators. All reviews are moderated for safety prior to publishing, and you will be notified if your review cannot be published.
Koder Kommunity Forum Posts: Post contributions to the Koder Kommunity Forum require the creation of a Forum account. When you create your Koder Kommunity account, you control the identity (handle) displayed, and your email address is hidden. The email address does not have to be a valid email. You can just make one up! Instruct children not to use personal identifying information or photos without permission from a parent. All forum posts are also moderated before publishing.
Smart Koder Game Designer: When students develop their own maze games in Smart Koder online designer, they have the ability to import their own photos to "decorate" the surfaces of their game. COOL! However, all uploads funnel into the shared "Gallery" and are made available to ALL Smart Koder Designer Users. Do not upload personal photos, in appropriate content or personal identifying information! If that student elects to "share" or "publish" their game, then other SK students will be able to view their user name, select and play that game, and will see any photos imported into that game. Please approve any uploads and proof the final game before a child is given permission to share it. Never scan QR code programs from sources you do not trust.
QR Codes for Robo Koder Levels: When a student is ready to save their coded level (lesson) in the Robo Koder app, they are able to export their work to a QR code. This 24-hour-only QR code enables them to open their coded lesson on a different device, such as a mobile phone. They may also share the QR code with a friend, or post it online. Never include personal identifying or inappropriate content in your shared programs. These blockly-based programs contain un-moderated, user-created text and commands. Never scan QR code programs from sources you do not trust.Here are some simple tips about how to protect children from inappropriate internet content:
Here is another website with useful information:
Common Sense Media
The mission of Common Sense Research is to provide parents, educators, health organizations, and policymakers with reliable, independent data on children's use of media and technology and the impact it has on their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development