Virtual K-9 Reading Buddy Program Consent Policy
K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore (“K-9 Reading Buddies”) is committed to using
technology in responsible and innovative ways to enable and enhance our mission of
providing animal-assisted activity reading sessions and animal assisted therapy sessions.
When circumstances arise that prevent children, mentors, and therapy dogs from
engaging in in-person reading sessions, we may utilize video platforms to conduct virtual
reading sessions, literacy programs, and community outreach events. We encourage
you to review the Terms of Service for the online technology platforms we utilize in order
to familiarize yourself with them.
This Consent Form covers all forms of virtual activities, including, but not limited to,
animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy reading sessions, library
programs, and community events. By signing below, you consent to your child’s
participation in virtual reading sessions and other programs as provided by K-9 Reading
Buddies from time to time, and understand and agree to the following:
• K-9 Reading Buddies is providing technological tools as a mechanism to continue
our animal-assisted children’s literacy program when in-person sessions are not
• A parent or guardian must be present in the room at all times to supervise a child’s
participation in any virtual program sponsored by K-9 Reading Buddies.
• Children may engage with K-9 Reading Buddies mentors on a one-to-one basis
through the specified account provided by K-9 Reading Buddies.
• Virtual reading sessions may be recorded for educational and training purposes,
for use in promotion and marketing materials, and for quality assurance. As a
result, your child’s image, likeness, or voice may be recorded while he or she is
participating in a virtual reading session, and shared with K-9 Reading Buddies
volunteers, or with the child’s parent or guardian upon request. The information
supplied to K-9 Reading Buddies personnel may include your child’s name, age,
school, grade, and education level.