When teachers (or students who have parent permission under "school consent") upload artworks, titles, statements or other information to the school gallery, those submissions are visible only to the teacher and students from the same school while logged in to either the teacher account or the class portal. This enables teachers to use Artsonia as a classroom-only tool for educational purposes. If a student's artwork is to be shown publicly on the Artsonia website or mobile app, Artsonia must also obtain parental consent itself (this is a separate and distinct parental consent from your "school consent").
This additional parental consent will enable artwork that does NOT contain personal information to be displayed in the public school gallery, while artwork that DOES contain personal information will NOT be public, but rather only be accessible to the teacher, the student's parents, and other verified fan club members. This parental consent also enables students to receive comments from website visitors, have individuals join their “fan club” (after being verified by the parent), and have their artwork available for purchase on custom products in the Artsonia Giftshop (which also helps raise funds for US and Canadian schools).
Artsonia provides teachers with a robust process for obtaining and tracking parental consent. The teacher can either (a) provide Artsonia with parent emails (which are often readily available from the school front office in a spreadsheet). (b) print and send home "take home slips" that allow parents to enter their email address and give permission directly. (c) provide parents a school code upon which the teacher would have to confirm the parent email with the school records. Or (d) utilize the Class Portal and allow the student to enter in their parent's email address. Regardless of which method you use, Artsonia will then initiate the COPPA permission process to obtain parental consent by sending an email to the parents. This process is commonly referred to as the "email plus" method. For more information on "email plus" consent under COPPA, please see the FTC's FAQ (section I.4) regarding this. The parents will receive a second email from Artsonia after they have given their consent.