San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2014
The FCCs COPPA privacy act is meant to help ensure students’ safety. With the wide-spread use of apps in the classroom, home, and other intervention settings, many users are not only not aware of the privacy act, but are unaware of the practices of the app developers whose products they are using.
More and more, research and practice are providing evidence of the efficacy of apps in education. Schools worldwide are using iPads in classrooms to enhance teaching and learning.
In special education intervention in particular, apps and other technology are becoming the “great equalizer.” (UNC-School of Education report). App technology is more engaging, offers a wider variety of activities than many classroom teachers can create, and offers built-in access solutions for many students. iPads have revolutionized how teachers, therapists and parents help their children learn.
If you want more information, check out the FCC guidelines and the Bureau of Consumer Protection information on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection rule.