From the really-horrible-idea dept.
Ian Walker reports:
Schools are asking parents for blanket permission to publish online photographs and videos of their children taken in class, the playground and on excursions.
The updated enrolment forms have sparked fears children’s information put onto websites and social media, on top of the usual school newsletter and magazine, could end up in the hands of predators or come back to embarrass a child years later.
The new Department of Education and Communities (DEC) guidelines warn parents the information “can be linked to by third parties and may be discoverable online for a number of years, if not permanently”.
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