WHAT WE THINK ABOUT BEING A KID

  • Practice makes progress.
  • You will make mistakes.
  • It’s okay to make mistakes.
  • Your mistakes can be left behind in the past.
  • It is okay to say: “I don’t want everyone to know I’m online.”
  • You should know what’s going on with your information.


WHO IS A TEACHER


When we write “Teacher,” we mean the adult who assigned you the Boom Cards. Depending on who is assigning you Boom Cards, Teacher might mean your

  • teacher
  • parent
  • tutor
  • therapist


WE ARE HERE TO GIVE YOU A FUN WAY TO LEARN


When you play Boom Cards, we tell your Teacher how you did and how long it took.

We also tell you how you did. When you finish, check your work. Then go practice to do better!

Here are the things we do with what we know about you:

  • Record how well you do
  • Share reports with you about how well you did
  • Report to your Teacher how well you do
  • Check access to our system to better know how to protect your information
  • Improve Boom Cards for everyone
  • Build personalized learning engines for you


ASK YOUR TEACHER FOR HELP


Ask your Teacher for help. Tell your Teacher how you learn best. Sometimes you just need to practice in a different way. Other times, you need a different explanation. There are no stupid questions when learning.

Ask your Teacher for help if you have trouble using Boom Cards. If the problem is tricky, your Teacher will ask us for help.

We can help your Teacher to:

  1. Reset your password,
  2. Help you log into your account,
  3. Make sure your Boom Cards are working right, and
  4. Make sure the Boom Cards are good for how old you are.

You have the right to say what happens with your information. Ask your Teacher for help if you

  • Don’t want us to know about you,
  • Want to see what we know about you,
  • Want us to delete what we know about you, or
  • Need to fix information that is wrong.

If you try to talk to us without your Teacher, we will tell your Teacher and ask your Teacher to find out what you need so we can help your Teacher help you.


STAY SAFE


Your Teacher and Boom Learning work together for your safety.  Your Teacher has rules for using the Internet and Boom Cards.  These rules protect you.  Please listen to your Teacher and do what your Teacher says.   Ask your Teacher about passwords and how they help protect you.

You can help protect yourself and your classmates, too.  

There are two rules for being safe when using Boom Cards:

  • NEVER GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYONE WHO IS NOT A TRUSTED ADULT
  • NEVER USE ANYONE ELSE’S BOOM CARDS ACCOUNT.

Breaking these rules can get you in trouble.


SIGNING IN

You can sign in to Boom Cards in many ways. Here are few of the ways you can sign in:

  • Boom Cards username and password
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Clever
  • Classlink
  • Canvas
  • And more ways are coming soon

If you sign in with something other than a Boom Cards username and password, your sign in service may collect information about you.


WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT YOU


If your Teacher assigns you a Fastplay Pin, we won’t know anything about how you did. Your teacher will only know if you take a screenshot when you finish playing.

All other ways of playing Boom Cards keep a record of how you did. That record is shared with you and with your Teacher. If you want your Teacher to change how your Boom Cards are assigned, talk to your Teacher.

We only collect information about you that we need to let your teacher know how you did and what you did. We have a detailed list of what we collect here:  Data Elements Collected From Data Subjects : Boom Learning Support.


WHO WE SHARE WHAT WE KNOW WITH


Your Teacher’s Boom Cards classroom has a roster. This roster displays your user nickname to everyone student who logs into the classroom. You can ask your Teacher to hide the roster from your classmates to keep your user nickname private.

All the other information we collect is seen only by you and your Teachers.  Teachers can “share” students. All Teachers can see all information about shared students.

Your parent can find out how to become a Teacher in our [Student Privacy Notice] so they can see your information also. We will provide your information to your parent or guardian if they have a legal right to it. Conditions apply. See Student Privacy Notice : Boom Learning Support.

Someday we might change who owns Boom Learning. If we do, the new owner must agree to all the same promises we have made to you.


A SPECIAL WORD ABOUT ADVERTISING


We don’t use your information to serve ads to you. We don’t sell your information to other people. That way, they can’t serve you ads. We think school is hard enough without being distracted by ads.

Some schools and states let students see advertisements. Some don’t. Your Teacher knows the rules for your school and state.

Some Boom Cards contain videos. You love videos. Your teachers love videos. For some reason, you all really like YouTube videos.

YouTube likes to show you ads. YouTube also likes to know what you are watching. It keeps track of what you like in a “cookie”. Not a cookie you can eat.  YouTube then uses the information in the cookie to show you ads it thinks you would like best.

Because YouTube likes showing ads to kids so much, we stopped allowing Boom Cards sold in our store to have YouTube videos in them. Older Boom Cards in our store made before July 1, 2021, may contain YouTube videos. Newer Boom Cards sold in our store are only allowed to contain Vimeo videos.

We let your Teacher put a YouTube video in Boom Cards your Teacher makes. You Teacher is responsible for making sure that the video follows school rules. Your teacher can also include videos from Vimeo or Screencast-o-matic.

If you are not sure about a video, talk to your Teacher about your options. If you, your Teacher, or your parents don’t trust the video provider with your information, you can

  • Skip the card with the video
  • Ask your Teacher to Hide the card with the video.
  • Ask your Teacher for the URL to play the video and then play the video in Incognito or Private mode in your browser. Ask your Teacher or parent how to do this.


We block as many marketing cookies as we can. If we find out a Boom Card that is sold in our Boom Store

has ads in it, we remove it.  

If you find a Boom Cards deck with an advertisement in it, please tell your parent or Teacher. They can get instructions on how to tell us about it here.


WHERE WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION


Your information is stored in our database in the United States.  Our database is encrypted when the information is in motion and when it’s at rest.  You or any adult can find out more about the companies that host our database here: Subprocessor Disclosure : Boom Learning Support


WHEN WE DELETE YOUR INFORMATION


When your Teacher tells us to. Your Teacher can delete your score history and even your account. Deletion is forever. It cannot be undone.

When your Teacher stops using Boom Cards. If Teacher stops using Boom Cards, we will delete your history. We treat a teacher as stopping using Boom Cards if

  • 90 days have passed since your Teacher let their account expire OR
  • 180 days have passed since your Teacher last logged in to Boom Cards.

If you want to keep your information but your Teacher does not, here’s what needs to be done:


WHAT IF THE POLICE WANT MY INFORMATION?


If the police want your information, we must give it to them if a court says we must. If that happens, we will tell your Teacher, and your Teacher will tell you.


WHAT IF SOMEONE TAKES MY INFORMATION


If someone takes your information without permission, that is called a “security incident”. It is a big deal. If we learn about a Boom Cards platform security incident that affects your personally identifiable information (information that someone could collect to find out who you are and where to find you), we will tell your Teacher. If your Teacher is a parent, we will tell your parent directly.


Sometimes security incidents happen inside a school. In that case, you will learn about it from your Teacher. Your Teacher may or may not tell us. An example of a school security incident is when another student takes your password and logs in as you. Your school will handle that security incident.