The Children's online protection and privacy act has established the common ruleset which governs most of the internet as it pertains to children. This ruleset is why the Apple id, Google accounts and many of the world's most popular internet based services require users to be at least thirteen years old.
How can students under 13 use the service?
The parent should know the password and ensure the service is being used appropriately.
It is the parent's responsibility to monitor the account and decide whether or not any advertising is appropriate for their child. If they choose to, parents can pay to remove ads if the school hasn't done so already.
When schools or teachers recommend myHomework for use to students under 13 years of age, it is their responsibility to inform parents of these responsibilities. Even in the event that the student's school has chosen to opt its students out of any advertising, parents still need to be informed of these responsibilities.
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