April 2, 2024 —— iKeepSafe awarded its COPPA Safe Harbor Badge to Fenworks in recognition of their alignment with iKeepSafe’s guidelines surrounding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As part of this achievement, Fenworks will display the iKeepSafe COPPA Assessment badge and COPPA Safe Harbor seal to identify that the product has been proactively and independently assessed by an experienced privacy protection organization.

The iKeepSafe COPPA Assessment badge assists schools to easily identify websites, apps, data management platforms or other technology products that are in compliance with COPPA, a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Products that carry the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program seal provide educators and parents with assurance that the product is compliant with COPPA, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rule designed to ensure that parents remain in control of personal information collected from their children online.

Fenworks, a pioneering organization active in over 100 schools spanning throughout the Midwest, has played a pivotal role in offering a platform for young gamers to showcase their skills. With esports and drone racing leagues at the forefront of their high-tech activities, Fenworks provides students with opportunities to engage in friendly battles with local schools while fostering diligent and responsible interest in technology and pathways forward. The iKeepSafe certification ensures the program is COPPA compliant, underscoring Fenworks’ commitment to prioritizing student safety. The inclusion of COPPA adds an additional layer of privacy regulation, specifically focusing on the protection of personally identifiable information, ensuring a secure environment for students to securely explore and excel in activities they are already passionate about, therefore alleviating concerns for parents and schools.

“Safety is a main priority at Fenworks, and having experts ensure we are adhering to regulations makes us confident in providing a secure environment for students to thrive and showcase their talents and passions, ” said Lane Oian, President of Fenworks.

“iKeepSafe congratulates Fenworks on taking this essential step in protecting youths’ personal information,” said Amber Lindsay, president and CEO of iKeepSafe. “Each day, more people are making privacy and safety a priority. It is important that they have a quick means of determining whether products are safe to use.”

Products participating in the iKeepSafe COPPA assessment must undergo annual re-evaluation to continue displaying the iKeepSafe badge. For the evaluation, an independent privacy expert reviewed Shop n’ Seek, their privacy policy and practices, as well as their data security practices.

For over a decade, iKeepSafe has been a trusted resource for schools and parents looking for balanced information about safe and healthy use of connected technologies.

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About Fenworks:

Founded in 2021, Fenworks (https://fenworks.com) has rapidly evolved from a small pilot program in North Dakota to a regional powerhouse spanning four states, offering engaging programs in high-tech activities, including esports and drone racing. At Fenworks, we believe in the power of High-Tech activities to create a community-driven experience that propels students into the future of digital competition and STEM education. Our inclusive competitive leagues provide a welcome space for participation. This fosters a tight-knit community where students forge lasting bonds in teamwork, leadership, and tools that aid them in their lives after graduation. With the support of over 20 season sponsors, Fenworks continues to empower young talents, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive. Join us at Fenworks, where passion meets purpose, and together, we build a future where every individual can be their best.

About iKeepSafe

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information. We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance through product assessments, monthly monitoring, annual training, and assistance with remediation.

Governors, First Spouses, and State Attorneys General from throughout the United States joined with law enforcement agencies, and child safety advocates in the formation of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) a national effort promoting the safe and healthy use of technology. iKeepSafe was founded by Jacalyn S. Leavitt, former First Lady of Utah, in 2005. Over the past decade, iKeepSafe has evolved into a leading organization trusted internationally by families, educators, and industry.