Permission and Consent form entry (external link)

Permission Protocols:

Active Parental Permission Procedure

An information letter and permission form are distributed to students or parents by the project contact at the school.  Parents are asked to complete the permission form online or return a hard copy to their child's classroom teacher in order for their child to participate in the survey. Students can complete the permission form on their own, if they are of age to do so, as determined by the school board/school.

Active Information-Passive Permission Method

An information letter sent to parents using the method typically used by the school to communicate with parents. Parents use a toll-free number to inform project staff if they do not want their child to participate in the survey. If students are of age to consent to participate in research, as determined by the school board/school, they can choose to participate in the survey on their own.

Student Permission

Students are able to refuse participation in the survey at any time.  If students are of age to consent to participate in research, as determined by the school board/school, they can choose to participate in the survey on their own.  Students who do not participate in the survey are asked to work quietly at their desks while other students complete the survey.