Keep Connected with InstaClubhouse
Please read the following consent information before continuing to the InstaClubhouse program.
In an effort to continuously serve members during the Club closure, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA) is providing distance-based, both live and pre-recorded virtual programming for Club members, through which Club staff will facilitate program activities through online platforms. BGCWPA will use software, tools and applications provided by third parties that members, parents/guardians and/or staff will access via the Internet and use for purposes of communication and programming. These platforms include Google Hangout Video Conferencing, MyFuture.net, Facebook, and YouTube. Those without/limited access to a computer can download the Google Hangouts app for free on iTunes and the Google Play store.
This letter seeks consent for your child to utilize these software platforms for distance-based, InstaClubhouse program purposes. The Google platforms privacy and terms of service features can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy and at https://policies.google.com/terms. Please be aware that each of these applications collect information about its users and has its own privacy terms and conditions to which members must adhere. Please review these carefully before registering your member.
In order to participate in virtual Club programming, you will need to provide the following:
- Your child must have access to a computer, tablet, smartphone or similar, including access to the internet. Across the nation XFNITY WiFi is offering free hotspots. Check and see if there is one near you. Additionally, Comcast is currently offering free internet to those who need it.
We will use the online applications for the following program activities:
- We will use Google Hangouts for group video chats, sharing projects, and program discussions in the chat. Please be aware that all live hangouts will be recorded for the safety and security of our members and staff and for access after the live Hangout has ended.
- Facebook and YouTube will be used to communicate upcoming live video program chats on Google Hangouts and we will be posting activities and previously recorded program videos. Your child may need the parent/guardian to access Facebook for upcoming live sessions and updates to InstaClubhouse
- We are exploring the use of Google Classroom in the coming weeks and building a robust activity playlist broken down by age/grade
Our commitment to keeping the young people we serve safe is always our number one priority. BGCWPA will actively monitor member activity on Google Hangouts, Facebook, YouTube, and MyFuture and will make every effort to protect member information by, among other things, maintaining control of, and access to, the data collected; prohibiting re-disclosure of member information; limiting the purposes for which the online platforms may use member information; ensuring there is no advertising and that no member information is collected for commercial purposes.
Further, all activities online must comply with BGCWPA safety policies.
Please click the button below to continue and consent to your child’s participation in InstaClubhouse.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri
President & Chief Executive Officer
By clicking the button below, you are consenting as the parent or guardian of this child that it is okay for them to participate in the InstaClubhouse program.