Learners for Life

Photographing & Videoing School Events

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provided clarification about this matter stating that the Data Protection Act does not prevent photos and videos of children being taken for personal use i.e. parents wanting to take photos or videos of their child in a play, Sports day etc. even if these images include other children than their own.

Having said this, we would like to ask that parents use any images they take of their own and others’ children responsibly. In the interest of safeguarding all children we would request you carefully consider the use of social media when posting photos and videos of children. As you know we take the online safety of our children very seriously and would ask for your full support in this matter.

However, the ICO states that should parents choose to photo/video school events the school cannot stop them, nor can the school be held responsible should the parents choose to post images to social media.

https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/schools/photos/

http://www.saferchildrenyork.org.uk/2014%20YorOK%20Website/Downloads%20Old/SaferChildrenYork/Guidance_Children_Photos_2013.pdf