Photos of students on network..
After a photo of a student was copied from the network and defaced, I have been told to remove all pictures of students from the network folders that students can access . This is on the basis that it is a child protection issue and that we are breaking the law by having photos of students available for students to see. These are photos of trips, special events, sports days, music/dance/drama performances etc.
Apart from the work involved in trawling through the 30,000 images in 9,000 folders, this just seems daft and plain wrong. The misdemeanor is in the defacement, and babies should not be chucked out with bathwater. Anyone else has policies regarding posting student photos or comments on this?