Getting consent for G Suite for Education
G Suite for Education schools must ensure that services made available to students and other end users are age-appropriate for authorized users, are used for educational purposes, and are used in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Administrators are responsible for ensuring that their school is in compliance with laws that apply in their jurisdiction. Schools in different countries and communities have different regulations and approaches, and Google cannot advise you on compliance with the laws applicable to your school.
Regardless of applicable law, however, admins are required under the terms of the G Suite for Education agreement to obtain parental consent before allowing any end users under the age of 18 to use Additional Services. (This is found in Section 2.5 of of the current G Suite for Education agreement, and it’s found in the Acceptable Use Policy referenced in the agreement.) Admins should obtain parental consent in a manner that complies with the laws of their jurisdiction.
Steps for school administrators
- Visit our Help Center to learn how to control access to Additional Services for the end users you manage.
- Share the resources below, which explain Google’s services and our commitments to privacy and security, with parents. This information will help parents and schools to make informed choices about the technology their students use in the classroom.
Resources for schools and parents
- Answers to many top questions about privacy and security appear on our Google for Education Trust page.
- Our G Suite for Education Privacy Statement describes how Google products and services collect and use information when used with G Suite for Education accounts.
- Information about the legal commitments Google makes for G Suite for Education Core and Additional Services is available in our Help Center.
- Information about how Google’s products work to protect privacy is available in our Product Privacy Guide.