Yes. Character Lab provides guidelines to school districts for communication with parents and guardians about what Character Lab does and the types of activities in which their children voluntarily participate.
Parents/guardians have the option to opt out of participation in research activities at any time.
Parents who do not want their child to participate in research activities can complete a form to prevent their child from participating in Character Lab research activities during that school year. You can review the parent opt-out form here.
Parents can complete the parent opt-out form here.
We work with our school partners to develop a plan to inform families about Character Lab’s involvement during the school year so parents can opt-out if they choose. Some strategies our partners have used are sending out a parent email, adding the form to the school website, or sending out a physical letter.
If a parent fills out the opt-out form, their student will be ineligible to participate in research activities.
During research activities, opted out students will see a screen informing them their parent has decided they will not participate and prompting the student to let the teacher know they are ready for another non-Character Lab activity.