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Guide to Use of Images Online

St Peter’s CE Primary and Nursery School

Guide to Use of Images Online



Using Images Safely and Responsibly


We all enjoy and treasure images of our family and friends; family events, holidays and events are moments we all like to capture in photos or on video.


We now have the exciting dimension of adding our images and videos to our online social networks, such as Facebook, YouTube and many other websites.  This means that we can easily share our photos and video with family and friends.  


Whilst this can be very useful to all of us, we must ensure we protect and safeguard all children and staff, including those who do not want to have their images stored online.


What should we all think about before posting any images or video online and are there any risks?


  • Once posted and shared online any image or video can be copied and will stay online forever.

  • Some children are at risk and MUST NOT have their image put online. Not all members of the community will know who they are.

  • Some people do not want their images online for personal or religious reasons.

  • Some children and staff may have a complex family background which means that sharing their image online can have unforeseen consequences.

  • Therefore in order to keep all members of the community safe


    At St Peter’s we are happy for parents and carers to take photos and video of events for personal use but request that these images are not distributed or put online.  This is to protect all members of the community.


    We thank you for your support,


    Further Information on the Use of Images and video:

  • Be Safe Online: http://tiny.cc/49eiu

  • Information Commissioner’sOffice: http://tinyurl.com/yc7nmnv

  • Think U Know: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/safeuse

  • Get Safe Online: www.getsafeonline.org