DIGITAL COMMUNICATION POLICY

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Archdiocese of Newark continues to serve the young people of St. Paul Church.

 

Parish program facilitators will deliver virtual programming and content for its participants, through online platforms. The program(s) will use software, tools and applications provided by third-parties that participants, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and/or staff will access via the internet and use for purposes of communication, programming, and potential content creation. These platforms may include but are not limited to: Google Classroom, GoToMeeting, Webex, and Zoom.

 

To enroll in any of these programs, you must provide your consent and release for your child to participate in these online applications for distance-based, virtual program purposes. Please be aware that each application collects different information about its users and has its own privacy terms and conditions to which members must adhere and which parish or diocese cannot control or assume responsibility. Please review these carefully before registering your child.

 

Our commitment to keeping the children and youth we serve safe is always our number one priority. To that end, we will actively monitor participant activity of children while engaged in our digital learning platforms.  It is parents’ responsibility to monitor their child’s internet usage as a whole, including their use of any internet sites that are outside of our digital learning platforms.  All online activities contemplated hereunder must also comply with the Archdiocese of Newark Safe Environment Protocols and must also follow any use requirements developed by the Archdiocese of Newark and/or the Department for the Protection of the Faithful. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS POLICY

 

 

I,                                                                      , am the parent or legal guardian of                                                                     .             

 

I have read the DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS POLICY, I fully understand it, and I voluntarily agree to be bound by its terms. I represent and certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

 

AUTHORIZATION, CONSENT AND RELEASE FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION INVOLVING MINORS

I give permission for my child to participate in the 2020-2021 Faith Formation Zoom Sessions.

I understand that I will have access to everything provided to my child and be made aware of how digital media is being used, be told how to access the sites, and be given the opportunity to be copied on all material sent to my child via digital platforms.

 

I authorize and consent to staff and/or volunteers of the Parish to communicate with my Child electronically, including via the above-referenced video conferencing tools in accordance with the program(s).

 

I have read this Consent and Release Form, I fully understand it, and I voluntarily agree to be bound by its terms. I represent and certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor.