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Updated September 12, 2017

Cool School - Where Peace Rules

  • Privacy policies are not available.
  • Site does not use encryption.
  • Site does not force the use of encryption.
The criteria for "Not Recommended For Use" measure whether or not a vendor has done the bare minimum to allow people to have even a rudimentary understanding about how the vendor protects user privacy. The four criteria here are all basics of sound privacy and security practice. Vendors who do not meet these basic requirements can potentially run afoul of state and federal privacy laws.

As with the "Use with Caution" criteria, a "Not Recommended" designation is NOT a sign that a vendor is necessarily doing anything unethical or illegal. It is a sign that, based on publicly available policies and observable security practices, their systems do not provide adequate guarantees that information stored in their systems will be protected.
Not Recommended
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This overall score represents how the service addressed all our evaluation questions. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive policies.

Overview

Cool School: Where Peace Rules is a free game that contains scenarios that highlight conflict resolution techniques. The game is designed for younger children and game play is individual. Cool School: Where Peace Rules does not permit interactions between users. The game begins with fields that collect a user's name, their age, and their gender. The lack of a privacy policy means that we have no real guarantee about how this information will or will not be used. Cool School: Where Peace Rules does not use encryption for any part of the site. Teachers are strongly encouraged to review the minimum requirements for using an application in their school or district.

Cool School: Where Peace Rules can be accessed through its website. However, the Service does not provide a Privacy Policy or Terms of Use on Cool School: Where Peace Rules' website. This evaluation only considers policies that have been made publicly available prior to an individual using the application or service.

SafetyPromoting responsible use
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Evaluating safety takes into consideration best practices that protect a user's physical and emotional health. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive responses related to safety.
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Cool School: Where Peace Rules does not permit interactions between users.

PrivacyProtecting collected information
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Evaluating privacy takes into consideration best practices that protect the disclosure of a user's personal information. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive responses related to privacy.
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The game begins with fields that collect a user's name, their age, and their gender. While users have the option to enter inaccurate information into these fields, the lack of a privacy policy means that users have no real guarantee about how this information will or will not be used.

SecurityProtecting against unauthorized access
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Evaluating security takes into consideration best practices that protect the integrity and confidentiality of a user's data. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive responses related to security.
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Cool School: Where Peace Rules does not use encryption for any part of the site. The site also requires Adobe Flash. In recent years, Flash has been a common target for exploits, so making sure that Flash is up to date on any computers that have it installed is critical.

ComplianceFollowing statutory laws and regulations
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Evaluating compliance takes into consideration best practices of companies that collect personal information from children or students and the legal obligations for the privacy and security of that information. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive responses related to compliance.
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The Service has no privacy policy, and has fields that collect the name and age of students. Teachers are strongly encouraged to review the minimum requirements for using an application in their school or district.

About Privacy Evaluations

The privacy evaluations have been designed with the help and support of a consortium of schools and districts across the United States. These evaluations are designed to streamline making an informed decision about the potential privacy implications of educational technology used to support teaching and learning.

Our core evaluation criteria are freely available and will remain freely available. People are encouraged to read the questions we use and the information security primer we released. Vendors are encouraged to use our questions and the information security primer to self-evaluate. You can also learn more about our evaluation process.

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