Information Collection and Use
Friends and Flags collects personally identifiable information from participants such as name, email, address, phone number, grade level for the sole purpose of project coordination. It is used only for correspondence with project coordinator and between international team partners. This information is not sold, leased or published on the website. Only general, non-personally identifiable listing of country participants are posted on the Friends and Flags site. Participating schools are invited to post their Friends and Flags websites on the moderated community links page.
Friends and Flags Community
Friends and Flags discussion boards are password protected and moderated by the Friends and Flags coordinator and Friends and Flags teachers. Postings that do not follow the appropriate use guidelines are removed.
Friends and Flags chat room is scheduled for classroom use, and must be moderated by teachers who are present during the chat.
All content submitted to the Friends and Flags website such as pictures, drawings, testimonials, activities, stories are approved and sent by participating classroom teachers. No last names, only initials are provided with student generated material and class pictures.
All content for the Friends and Flags newsletter and Class in the spotlight is submitted by classroom teachers. The final version must receive the teacher's approval before publication on the Friends and Flags website.
The Friends and Flags Teacher Kit includes an in depth explanation of the project as well as a parental consent form. It is responsibility of the participating teachers, to obtain permission from Director of school and of the parents for participation in Friends and Flags.
Please do not hesitate to contact Friends and Flags Coordinator, Karen Eini with any questions, comments, or concerns.