Thursday, November 15, 2012
'Don't put children's pictures on Facebook': School's warning to parents
"PARENTS are being warned not to post holiday snaps of their children on social media sites amid fears the pictures could become "useful" material for paedophiles.
The head teacher at Anlaby Acre Heads Primary School has written to all parents stressing the potential dangers of sites including Facebook and Twitter.
A head teacher has written to parents asking them to 'consider the clothes worn' by children before posting photos online ...
The letter from Rachel Robinson asks parents to "consider the clothes worn" by children in holiday, dance class and swimming gala photos before posting them online because they can be easily shared.
It comes after the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board revealed it is dealing with issues relating to "unsolicited photographing" of minors.
In the letter, Mrs Robinson warns: "When you are innocently updating your status with the highs and lows of the day you don't always know who is watching."
While the safeguarding board has defended the letter as informative, some parents have said they found it offensive.
One parent who asked not be named, who has a seven-year-old son at the school, said: "I think this is an example of the world gone mad.
"It's up to us what we post on our personal Facebook pages.""
Facebook warning over paedophiles preying on holiday snaps of children