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Parents posting photos on facebook

Discussion in 'Primary' started by giraffe77, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Just wondering what other schools do with regards to parents taking photos at school events (trips, nativities, etc) and posting them on facebook. Links to policies, guidelines or advice much appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Just wondering what other schools do with regards to parents taking photos at school events (trips, nativities, etc) and posting them on facebook. Links to policies, guidelines or advice much appreciated, thanks.
     
  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    What would you like to do?
     
  4. I don't see that there's much a school can do. It's up to the parents of the children in the photographs to speak up about it. We send out permission slips each year (and when newcomers arrive) that ask permission for school to take pictures of the children for use on the internet, newspapers and internally in school. This includes letters etc. I can't really see that schools can do anything about children's photos being put up on Facebook, other than tell the parents of the children involved - then it's their decision.
     
  5. We make it clear to parents that photographs are for personal use only and must not be posted on Facebook (and similar) if they contain the image of any children or adults whose permission has not been sought by the parent. We give examples of personal use (email to grandma - yes. post on Facebook - no). No problems so far...
     

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