Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
Specific data collected
You must create an account by supplying email, gender, birth month & year, country and a password. Afterwards you only use your account ID (Username). Your projects, comments and forum posts are stored on the Scratch Server and other users can see your shared projects, comments and forum posts along with your account ID.
Use of collected information
Yes: The collection of information is limited to that which is needed for the identified purpose. The host site does not collect any extra information for other possible uses.
Student data source
NO: There is not third party advertising listed in the websites terms of service
NO: There is not a way to track (audit) student use of this tool.
Privacy and Security
Review committee information
Tool status = Accepted with Conditions
Students are encouraged to use a username , not their real name or identifying information. Students under 13 years – teacher must create accounts. Home parents must create accounts. Scratch Community Guidelines must be reviewed with users.
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