Why do I need to indicate if my class includes students under 13?

Remind collects and treats student information differently depending on their age. In order to comply with various regulations, we require teachers to indicate if their classes might include participants under the age of 13.

When you mark a class as under 13, all participants will be asked for their role. Students will be required to provide a date of birth, and all students under 13 will need to supply a parent's name and email address. We automatically send those parents an email with information about Remind and add them to the class so they can receive the same updates.

Students under 13 can receive one-way classroom announcements, but they cannot participate in conversations.

Can I change the age setting?

If your participants change, you can change your class setting as well. Click the gear icon in the upper left on the class page in your Remind account online.  In the app, select the class, then the name when it appears at the top of the screen. The option will be at the bottom.

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On class settings, you can check or uncheck the box for age.