Student Use of Third-Party Websites and Web-based Resources

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District (“DPSCD”) believes that technology is an important resource for enhancing the education of students with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning.

    Several websites are utilized by our schools for educational purposes. Such websites include Pinterest, Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, and other similar sites. A list of the programs with the terms of use and privacy policy for each can be found below. In order for students to use these internet services, they are required to provide personal identifying information. Such information includes their name, DPSCD email address and DPSCD user name—and a student cannot provide such personal information without first obtaining parental consent.

    Under the federal law titled “Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA),” these websites must provide parental notification and obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting personal information from children. However, the law permits school districts to obtain this consent, thereby eliminating the need for each website operator to request parental consent.

    Parent Internet Permission Consent Form

    This form constitutes your consent for DPSCD to provide personal identifying information to the operators of web-based educational programs and services for your child, consisting of some or all of the following on a case-by-case basis:

    • First name
    • Last name
    • DPSCD email address
    • DPSCD username

    Please be advised that your student will not be allowed to visit web-based educational programs and services during school hours unless the District receives a signed parental consent form. Please return this form to your school’s office.

    Parent Internet Permission Consent Form


    Third-party websites and web-based resources







    Federal Legislation