Federal Privacy Rights

How can parents exercise their rights to protect their children’s privacy under federal law?

FERPA, PPRA and COPPA

How FERPA has changed over time

Directory Information Opt-Out Form

Instructions on how to exercise your COPPA rights

COPPA Disclosure Request Form

COPPA Opt-Out Form                                                                                                      (submitted to online vendors/service providers)    

COPPA Opt-Out Form                                                                                                      (instructing school/district to contact online vendors/service providers on your behalf)


The above summaries of parental rights and opt out forms are aligned with our understanding of federal student privacy laws, which are complex and have changed over time.   Any questions, corrections or suggestions for improvement, please email us at info@studentprivacymatters.org  thanks!