Minimum age (unless with the consent of a parent or guardian) according to Seesaw
13+ Minimum age (unless with the consent of a parent or guardian) according to Seesaw

What is Seesaw?

Seesaw is an online remote learning and communication platform designed for teachers, students and parents. It allows students to engage with course material by having them submit creative content to the platform and build their own digital portfolio. The portfolio can span an entire school career and helps students learn how to use technology and reflect on their achievements. Seesaw Learning Inc. makes two apps, Seesaw Class and Seesaw Parent and Family, which are designed to be used together.

Seesaw Class allows students to stay on top of assignments, posts drawings, notes and photos, view activities and announcements from their teacher, publish blogs and comment on their own work. Students cannot see each other’s work unless they tag one another in projects to collaborate. Teachers also have exclusive features like private notetaking, managing assessments and student progress monitoring.

Seesaw Parent and Family allows families to view their child’s work, leave voice or text messages for their child, receive class announcements and exchange private messages with teachers. They can also receive alerts when their child posts new content and save their child’s work to their personal device.

Seesaw products are free for students, teachers and parents, and there is no advertising shown on the platform.

Platforms: The Seesaw Class and Family apps are available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. You can also use Seesaw on the web using a computer or Chromebook via a Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browser.
Seesaw Class Apps: AndroidApple iOS
Seesaw Parent and Family Apps: AndroidApple iOS

How do people use Seesaw?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use online remote learning and communication platforms like Seesaw.

Seesaw is used for: content sharing, messaging/online chat, photo/video sharing, screen capture and voice chat.

Seesaw does not currently offer specific advice about reporting inappropriate content or abuse.

How can you protect your personal information?

These links are provided by Seesaw:

Key safety links

These links are provided by Seesaw:

  • Terms of Service
    The terms you agree to by using Seesaw applications.
  • Family Centre
    Provides a range of safety information for families about using Seesaw.
  • Help Centre
    Browse the Seesaw Help Centre for support with specific issues. 

Last updated: 04/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.