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Privacy Center

Find out how we protect our community of teachers, parents and students

A note from ClassDojo's founders

In ClassDojo’s first week, we were really excited to see 80 teachers use ClassDojo in their classrooms (you know who you are!). Today, we're humbled to see how this little community has grown to millions more in over 180 countries. Teachers, parents, and students everywhere use ClassDojo to build stronger relationships with each other. This is the heart of our mission.

Of course, these relationships require trust. That's why every ClassDojo product is designed to protect your privacy and security, and give you control over your information. This is fundamental to our mission, and our business. Here are our promises to you:

  • We don’t share any of your information or students’ information with advertisers or marketers.
  • We don’t own anything you add to ClassDojo: you do.
  • Students’ portfolios are private to the classroom.
  • We use the latest security best practices to protect you at all times.
  • We are compliant with COPPA, FERPA, and GDPR in Europe.
  • We will notify you if we make any changes to our practices.

We’re honored that tens of millions of you trust ClassDojo to be a part of your lives every day. Your trust means everything to us. We promise we'll always work as hard as we can to earn and keep it.

- Sam and Liam

"A clear and transparent privacy policy is essential to build trust with parents, teachers, and students. ClassDojo's Privacy Center demonstrates that, with hard work and smart thinking, it is possible to make privacy practices easy to understand."

—  Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director/Co-chair of Future of Privacy Forum

Built with privacy by design

GDPR compliance(?)

ClassDojo is compliant with GDPR. We are also certified under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield. Download GDPR fact sheet →

FERPA compliance(?)

ClassDojo's practices fully support a school's FERPA requirements and have earned a FERPA seal from iKeepSafe, an experienced privacy protection organization. Download FERPA fact sheet →

COPPA compliance(?)

ClassDojo is fully COPPA-compliant. Children under 13 must obtain parental consent before creating their own account, or a parent or teacher must create their account on their behalf (Visit our FAQs). ClassDojo's practices are regularly reviewed and approved for compliance with iKeepSafe's COPPA Safe Harbor program.

Limited information(?)

ClassDojo collects only the minimal amount of information about students needed to sign up for the service: often just a name. We don’t need or ask for anything else, such as gender, social security number, email, address, or student ID.

Privacy by design(?)

ClassDojo follows the seven principles of privacy by design, working with leading privacy experts at every point of our product development process. Read about our approach →

"I know I’m always in control of my child’s information with ClassDojo."

—   Tessa, a parent in California

Teachers, parents, and students are always in control

Your information is yours

ClassDojo never sells or rents your information to anyone - especially not to advertisers. We’ve committed to this in our Privacy Policy here.

Full oversight and control

Teachers, parents, and students can access, modify and delete their information whenever they want to, as we say in our Privacy Policy. They are also free to choose to discontinue use of ClassDojo anytime.

12-month deletion policy

We delete students’ accounts if they are inactive for more than twelve months and we automatically delete any feedback points after a year. Read more in our privacy policy here.

"ClassDojo has been incredible for my school, our students and our parents - so I'm glad to see they go to such great lengths to keep ClassDojo safe and secure!"

—  Natalia, 4th grade teacher

Industry-leading security standards protect our community

Network security(?)

ClassDojo’s servers are in highly secure data centers that are access-controlled. ClassDojo ensures all your information is transmitted securely at the software and network level.

Infosec governance(?)

ClassDojo enforces regular security and privacy training for employees, and employs very strict policies, access controls, and auditing around internal access to our systems.

Application security(?)

ClassDojo follows published secure application coding practices, verified by an exhaustive suite of automated tests, as well as regular code reviews and testing by independent researchers.

Rigorous audits(?)

Extensive audits ensure we are putting ClassDojo systems and protocols under extreme, unbiased scrutiny.

Jill Nissen

Anne Collier

Lisa Lifshitz

Jill, Founder and Principal of Nissen Consulting, advises ClassDojo on all privacy-related matters, providing guidance on global privacy and online safety matters and acts as a liaison to consumer privacy and online safety organizations. Jill comes from an extensive background in consumer privacy, working in Washington DC and Silicon Valley, helping to shape important privacy and safety issues for Internet companies.

Jill previously served as VP, and Chief Policy Officer at Ning, and more recently as Acting CPO of Gigya. Jill also worked as a Senior Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where her practice focused on privacy, intellectual property, licensing and commercial transactions. Because of her expertise, Jill has been personally tapped by industry, NGO’s and government to participate in various roundtables, government reviews and high level policy groups, including being appointed in 2009 as one of 30 experts to serve a 15-month term to the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG) established by Congress. Jill is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Helpful resources

Safety FAQs for teachers

Understand what makes ClassDojo safe with this handout.

Download PDF

Safety FAQs for parents

Help parents understand what makes ClassDojo safe with this handout.

School Leader Pack

Learn how ClassDojo complies with COPPA, supports FERPA, and implements strong security measures.

Security researcher?

Join our active community of security researchers who help keep ClassDojo safe! Contact us to find out about our Responsible Disclosure Program.