Skoolbo New Zealand Child Safety Policy
Policy effective 1st May 2014
Children’s online safety is paramount at Skoolbo. Skoolbo strives to create a fully safe environment where children can have fun learning with their friends and other children from across New Zealand and the world.
From time to time Skoolbo may modify the Skoolbo New Zealand Child Safety Policy. School Administrators, Teachers and Parents will be notified of any updated policy and the most current version may be found at www.skoolbo.co.nz/safety.
- No Free Form Communication Between Children
- Skoolbo does not allow children to send or receive any free form information to other users.
- It is impossible for the Child to communicate or receive inappropriate details such as contact information.
- There is no possibility of inappropriate messaging between children.
- It is impossible for the Child to conduct or be subjected to online bullying via the Skoolbo Services.
- Leaderboards and Newsfeeds
- The Leaderboards and Newsfeeds are a way of recognising wonderful performances of students. They help foster a community where learning is highly valued.
- The Child’s first name (or pseudonym); the Child’s school and district; Significant improvement or mastery results; and the Child’s overall score (both Team and Individual) may be shown on a Leaderboard or Newsfeed.
- Multiplayer Games
- An important part of the Skoolbo Services is multiplayer games. This is where the Child plays with other children on the Skoolbo services. The Child may or may not know his/her opponent.
- Multiplayer games share with the other player information such as the Child’s first name; the Child’s country; the Child’s digital avatar; the Child’s result from the current game.
- Most multiplayer games played will be asynchronous. This means that the player a child is playing will have played that game at an earlier point in time. The results achieved by the opposing player are precisely what they achieved when playing the game.
- No Advertising to Children
- The Skoolbo Services does not send any marketing materials to the Child.
- There are no third party banner advertisements within the Skoolbo Services.
- There are no in-game promotions.
- Supporters and Partners of Skoolbo are recognised in a simple, discreet manner on the Skoolbo website.
- Safe Use Guidelines
- Skoolbo recommends the Child uses the Skoolbo Services four to five times a week for 20 minutes. A child should not play more than two hours on any day.
- Skoolbo recommends that the Parent monitors the Child’s use of the Skoolbo Services.
For further information please contact Skoolbo at:
Skoolbo NZ Limited
14 Tudward Glade
Phone: 09 889 2240