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Skoolbo Child Safety Policy

Updated 22nd March 2018

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 the world.

The Skoolbo Child Safety Policy sets out how Skoolbo Pty Ltd ("Skoolbo") protects the online safety of children who use the “Skoolbo services” available from the domains www.Skoolbo.com, www.Skoolbo.com.au, www.Skoolbo.co.nz, www.Skoolbo.co.uk and www.Skoolbo.ca and associated downloadable apps.

The Skoolbo Child Safety Policy should be read in conjunction with the Skoolbo Privacy Policy; and the Skoolbo Terms and Conditions; which together form the full terms and conditions with the User.

From time to time Skoolbo may modify the Skoolbo Child Safety Policy. Teachers and Parents will be notified of any updated policy and the most current version may be found here.

  1. No Free Form Communication Between Children
    • Skoolbo does not allow children to send or receive any free form information to other users. This prevents communication or inappropriate messaging between children and reduces the possibility of bullying via the Skoolbo services.

  2. 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. In order to protect the child we only hold and display the first name (or pseudonym); the Child’s school and region/territory; Significant improvement or mastery results; and the Child’s overall score (both Team and Individual) may be shown on a Leaderboard or Newsfeed.

  3. 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.

  4. No Advertising to Children
    • The Skoolbo Services do 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.
    • Skoolbo services do not use any tracking services to target or remarket advertising to children.
    • If Skoolbo does in the future wish to advertise a sponsorship of its services then it can do so at will and does not to need to give the users advance notice of this sponsorship.

  5. 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.