Cameras, Video and Social Media Use by Parents
Generally photographs and videos for school and family use are a source of innocent pleasure and pride, which can make children, young people and their families feel good about themselves.
Parents and carers can use photographs and videos taken at a school event for their own personal use only. Such photos and videos must not be sold and must not be put on public social media networks.
Recording and/or photographing other than for your own private use would require the consent of all the other parents whose children may be included in the images.
Parents and carers must follow guidance from staff as to when photography and videoing is permitted and where to stand in order to minimise disruption to the activity.
Remember that for images taken on mobile phones the same rules apply as for other photography - you should recognise that any pictures are taken for personal use only.
Keeping our children safe online is of the greatest importance. The following sites provide useful information for parents:
Netaware is a parents' guide to the social networks children and young people use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world http://www.net-aware.org.uk
Staying safe on Minecraft http://parentinfo.org/article/staying-safe-on-minecraft
Parenting in the digital age http://www.pitda.co.uk
Think U Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Child Exploitation and Online Protection https://www.ceop.police.uk
Safer Internet Day 2016 information https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016
Whatsapp - a guide for parents and carers http://parentinfo.org/article/whatsapp-a-guide-for-parents-and-carers
Online risks - myths and facts http://parentinfo.org/article/online-risk-myths-and-facts
Where to go for help if your child is having problems online http://parentinfo.org/article/where-to-go-for-help-with-problems-your-child-is-having-online
Parental controls in keeping children safe online http://parentinfo.org/article/what-are-parental-controls-and-how-can-they-help-children-stay-safe-online
Tips for building your child's online resilience http://parentinfo.org/article/three-top-tips-for-building-your-child-s-online-resilience