At Makers Empire, we take student privacy and safety very seriously. We believe that children deserve to create in a safe environment where teachers and parents can control how information is shared.
Makers Empire’s products and plans for school customers and home users include in-built features and tools to help keep students and their data safe. We strive to take a leadership role with regards to student safety and privacy and constantly iterate our products, tools and resources to help maintain a safe community for all.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) sets the rules and standards for websites and apps that provide services to children in the U.S. As outlined on our COPPA page we comply to the following:
The ST4S Assessment has been developed to enhance the security, privacy, interoperability and online safety of software applications and services commonly used by Australian schools. The goals and standards of ST4S are shared by all Australian education jurisdictions – including state, territory, Catholic and independent school sectors – for the benefit of the whole education community. Makers Empire has participated in the ST4S process and meets the minimum required ST4S standards for safety and security.
Schools can choose privacy settings for their students. Student designs (including the username of the designer) and comments can be shared:
App users can choose to make their specific designs public or private within the app by choosing ‘showing’ or ‘hidden’ when publishing their design.
Learn more via our help article: what are my options re student privacy?
Our acceptable content policy provides guidelines for appropriate user-generated content in the Makers Empire app, what constitutes user-generated content, prohibited material and how we manage unacceptable content. Makers Empire protects users from unacceptable content with a variety of built-in tools. Learn more about our acceptable content policy.
Comments in the Makers Empire app contribute to an engaged community, providing useful feedback for designers. Makers Empire protects users from negative or unwanted comments with a variety of built-in tools. Users can also moderate comments left on their designs. Learn more in commenting policy and view help article: what can I do re: negative comments?
When new users open the Makers Empire 3D design app, the Maker Promise displayed asks them to promise to abide by three rules when using Makers Empire:
For enterprise customers, corporate partners and trusts partnering with us on multi-school projects, we offer customised safety enhancements:
Makers Empire provides many opportunities for teachers to emphasise e-safety and provide authentic opportunities for students to practice safe and responsible digital behaviours in a protected, child-friendly environment. Check out top 7 ways to teach responsible digital behaviours using Makers Empire to help students become safe and effective digital citizens.