April 5th, 2023 —— SoundMind has been awarded the iKeepSafe COPPA badge in recognition of their alignment with iKeepSafe’s guidelines surrounding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As part of this achievement, SoundMind 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.

SoundMind is an audio and visual wellness platform that allows users to create their own experience through our audio and visual features that provide a detailed mental health profile — all powered by our rule based AI algorithm & sound.

“At SoundMind, we take the privacy and safety of our youth users seriously, and we are honored to have earned the iKeepSafe COPPA Assessment badge,” said Brian Femminella, CEO of SoundMind. “This is a testament to our commitment to complying with federal laws and ensuring parents’ peace of mind while their children use our products.”

“iKeepSafe congratulates SoundMind on taking this essential step in protecting youths’ personal information,” said Amber Lindsay, president and CEO of iKeepSafe. “Each day, more school districts and parents 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 SoundMind, 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.

For more information about SoundMind, visit www.soundmind.app

About SoundMind

SoundMind is an immersive, holistic mental health platform that provides personalized music therapy to help individuals manage stress, anxiety, and trauma as a mind management tool. The platform is aimed primarily at students and marginalized communities, and the company believes that music has the power to promote mental wellness. Through its science-backed methods, including 3D binaural beats and visuals filterable by mood categories and frequencies, students are able to take control of their own mental health. SoundMind the leading mental health app for youth and is dedicated to making music therapy accessible to all. 

The company recognizes the unique challenges students face in today’s school environment, and believes that music therapy can be a powerful tool for addressing those challenges and improving student retention. Used by over 100,000 students across the nation and adopted by 50+ schools/orgs, its comprehensive wellness program helps administrators keep a constant pulse on students’ mental health, so that no one slips through the cracks of the system and every student feels supported. SoundMind assists students in developing the skills they need to manage their emotions and build resilience, fundamental pieces when it comes to positive mental health outcomes. 

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.