Question: Is it okay for a parent /carer to copy a photo from Edubuzz and put it on Facebook?
Answer: It is clearly okay for a parent to do what he or she wants with his/her own child’s photograph. If other children are included in this photo the parent/carer should check with the children involved, or their parents/carers, that they don’t mind their photos being put on Facebook.
This is exactly the same rule as we teach the children: you shouldn’t share photos or video recordings of people without asking their permission. Parents /carers can help support that teaching by setting an example themselves.
If any parents/carers particularly object to their child’s photos being posted on Facebook, you can remind them that you can tell Facebbok to ask your permission before allowing anyone to tag you in any photos. This won’t stop them being uploaded, of course, but it makes them much less easy to find.
We do not usually assert copyright of the contents of our web sites, so there is no legal, intellectual property, issue at stake.
For more information, go to this website https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/