Find out more about issuing digital badges to children.
Whilst many 11 and 12 year olds have school email addresses, under GDPR, only young people aged 13 and upwards can consent to their own data sharing. Please see the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website or our Earner Personal Data, Consent and GDPR for Issuing Digital Badges guide for more information on the sharing of children's data.
What does this mean for me?
Whether you can issue badges to children under the age of 13 depends on:
- Your ability to gain consent from a parent / guardian
- Which issuing platform your organisation uses
Open Badge Factory (OBF)
Can I issue badges to a parent / guardian on an earner's behalf?
Please see Can I issue badges to a parent / guardian on an earner's behalf? for more information.
Don't hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss any of the above with us further.