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Tool Description

Twitter is a social networking tool that allows users to broadcast short 140 character “tweets” to the world and rapidly scan and track hundreds of other user’s tweets. You can “follow” other users and search out topics of interest.

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Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Specific data collected
First Name, Last Name, Email address, Birthdate

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

YES: There is 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
YES: The privacy policy has been checked to ensure that privacy and security requirements are met by the tool.

Review committee information

Tool status = Accepted with Conditions, Teacher Accounts ONLY

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Class accounts can be created and used by teachers only. (no student access). Images of students or work containing student names cannot be posted unless the school has signed parental approval using RVS FOIP forms. Location of images must be disabled. All RVS staff using school/class twitter accounts must adhere the RESPONSIBLE USE OF ELECTRONIC SOCIAL MEDIA procedure.

From Privacy policy:
When you create or reconfigure an account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, or phone number. On the Twitter Services, your name and username are listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym.

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us here. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account. You can find additional resources for parents and teens here.

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