We know it’s not always clear why mobile apps need the permissions they ask for. We want teachers, parents, and students to always know what we collect and why we need it so they have a great ClassDojo experience.
We’ve made two simple charts that summarize the different permissions we might request: the first for iOS devices and the second for Android ones.
It’s important to note that with iOS devices, we can surface permission requests as you use the app and decide a feature is interesting (e.g., recording a voice note with a microphone), but with Android we must request all permissions when you install the app.
Since our app is for teachers, parents, and students, Android app users must agree to the terms across the board. However, our chart clarifies that while you're granting all permissions, we do not use certain ones for the student portion of the app. Our chart specifies that some of the requested permissions are for features included in the parent and teacher side of the app only. Unfortunately, due to the way the Android platform is currently set up, there is no way for us to request only specific permissions based on the type of user logging into our app (i.e. student vs. teacher or parent).
Please note that we have both technical and procedural protections in place that prevent us from actually requesting any of the data available in the student permissions view beyond the “Identity” permissions.
We will be sure to keep this page updated whenever we make changes to mobile permissions!
ClassDojo iOS app
When using the ClassDojo iOS app, we will request the following permissions when you try to use a feature that needs more information. Take a look at the chart below to understand why we need to request the permissions that we do, what we use them for, what we do with them, and if we ever use them for students.
ClassDojo Android app
When using the ClassDojo Android app, we must request the following permissions as soon as you download the app. Take a look at the chart below to understand why we need to request the permissions that we do, what we use them for, what we do with them, and if we ever use them for students.