Do parents need to give their children permission to use Remind?

Remind is designed to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a federal law that requires parents to consent to their child's participation—and for teachers and school administrators to verify that parents have agreed to Remind's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy on behalf of their child. That's what verifiable consent means.

We've drafted this Letter for Parents to help educators gain consent by explaining what Remind is and how it helps parents keep in touch with teachers.

When a student under 13 signs up for Remind, parents receive an email detailing the steps required to offer verifiable consent for their child. There are two options: 

  1. Parents can download a form from the original email, print and sign the form, and upload a photo of it using the links provided. 
  2. Parents can use their credit card. There will be a $0.50 transaction on the card that is immediately refunded. Once this permission is given, Remind will not store your credit card info.