The Bavel Blocks Environment Is Safe
We provide a safe environment and protect the privacy of children. We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA – https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rules/rulemaking-regulatory-reform-proceedings/childrens-online-privacy-protection-rule). We retain no information that personally identifies the student. And we do not share personal information with third parties. Projects are private to the student that created them and can only be viewed when a student is logged onto our site. We allow students to publish projects, but only if they join our site as a member which requires parental permission (see Bavel Membership below).
Logging into the Bavel site requires a Google ID. Google authentication provides an ID (which is simply a number) and we transform the Google ID to an internal ID to identify which projects belong to the student. When a student logs on, we create a session cookie that contains our internal ID. A session cookie is kept in the browser until the session is destroyed. Simply closing the browser destroys the session.