FAQ for parents/guardians: Settings and privacy Follow
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Does my child’s school or Hāpara select the settings in Hāpara?
Individual schools/districts select the settings for Hāpara use at their school. Hāpara sets recommended guidelines to assist schools with educational best practices. One example is the Hāpara ethical monitoring policy.
How is my child’s personal information protected?
Hāpara is a company founded by educators, and we always keep the interests of students at the center of everything we do. Student privacy and safety is of extreme importance to Hāpara. No student data is ever sold. You can learn more about how we protect student information by visiting our privacy toolkit.
Does Hāpara allow in-app purchases?
No, Hāpara does not allow in-app purchases for students, teachers or any other educator who uses its tools.
Is Hāpara Highlights spyware?
Spyware is software that installs itself on a computer without the knowledge of the person whose computer it has been installed on. Spyware then covertly sends information to its creator.
Highlights is not spyware. It is an extension that school officials install on the Chrome browsers of student computers. It allows teachers to see students' online activity while they're using their school-issued Google accounts.
Highlights does not function unless a student is logged into the Chrome browser through a school-issued account. Schools generally filter or monitor all internet activity of students, teachers and administrators. This is outlined in schools' acceptable use policies, which students sign at the beginning of each school year. Highlights surfaces that activity to teachers for instructional purposes.