To comply with COPPA, students under 13 have different capabilities on Remind. When they create an account, we require their date of birth as well as the name and email address or phone number of their parent. We then automatically send their parent an email with information about Remind, require the parent to approve the student's use of Remind, and we add the parent to all of the student's classes so that they can receive and reply to announcements on behalf of the under 13 student.
The name of under 13 students appears as their first name, and the first initial of their last name for privacy reasons. If the student does not provide Remind with their parent's email, or if the parent doesn't respond to Remind's notification, we delete the student's account.
If you plan to have students under 13 in your class, you must uncheck the I will only message people 13 or older box when you create class.
Although students under 13 can receive class or school announcements, they may not:
- Be directly added rather than invited to a class
- Join any class that hasn't been connected to a school on Remind
- Participate in any two-way conversations
- Start conversations or reply to announcements
- Create classes or groups
- Disable or enable replies
- Set office hours
Please note that these conditions apply to Remind generally. For organizations with a Remind Plan, we comply with COPPA, but also work with the specific information in a school's or district's database, and these conditions are not exactly the same in those cases.