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Lonnie Wed 01-Dec-10 08:12:21

Today we appear to be having a snow day (school website says they will open at 10 but all other schools in area are closed and ours is the furthest afield) As I was waiting for updates I was surfing the new pictures that went up this week. There are some great photos and I was chuckling seeing several of them. I do not have a issue with them using pictures of my children..

However I found one it is done from a Tudor day and it shows my oldest child in a close up very clear picture her facial features are clear to see and she is holding a letter she has written in "Tudor writing" signed with her name Also completely easy to see. She does not have a name that is common I have never met another one of her and in her school she is the only one with the name hence if someone did see this and called her name it would be assumed it was a person she knew.

AIBU to feel uncomfortable with this and feel the school should have photo edited out her name? Or am I being overly concerned and to worried?

Lonnie Wed 01-Dec-10 08:12:56

its actually my 2nd oldest but oldest child in that school

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 01-Dec-10 08:15:21

I think I understand your concern, but, what is the worst that can happen?
At my DD's school in Bankgok, the pictures would be captioned with their name. So Nong measures some blocks with the help of Vanessa for example.
If you are really concerned you can ask that they remove it.

Goblinchild Wed 01-Dec-10 08:16:35

Ask the school to either crop the picture or otherwise remove the name. Our internet permission policy is that you give permission for photos without names to be used, of course parents can refuse altogether.
It's an issue that they need to know about, probably just carelessness.

Lonnie Wed 01-Dec-10 08:18:17

I think it is just thoughtlessness they do not generally tag the pictures nor do they write the names of the kids and yes permission is photos without names to be used.

webwiz Wed 01-Dec-10 08:19:38

I wouldn't personally feel uncomfortable but yes they should have edited out her name. The general guidelines we use are that photographs are ok if the parent has given consent but no names should be given with photos.

Lonnie Wed 01-Dec-10 11:33:53

It is the mixture of it really being a very clear photo making her features very obvious and her name also being clear. I think I would have felt different if name wasnt clear or the picture was a bit fussy.

I think I am going to ask them to photo edit out her name or cut the photo (something that could easilly be done as it is just the last small part that has her name)

Hulababy Wed 01-Dec-10 11:37:12

It wouldn't bother me TBH. DD has had her photo on the local press with her name attatched and that didn't bother me either.

But DD does know tht she doesn't go off with anyone she doesn't kow, even if they use her name or say I have sent them. If she doesn't know them, she returns back in school and tells a teacher.

kittywise Wed 01-Dec-10 11:40:23

You are being paranoid

ItsJustMyOpinion Wed 01-Dec-10 11:41:13

I understand your concern, but were you asked to sign anything to say if you are happy or not happy for photos and names to go on their website? my dd is at nursery and I had lots of things to sign to give permission for her photo to be taken to alowing them to apply sun cream in the summer.

noyoucant Wed 01-Dec-10 11:46:55

Where I live it's fairly common to see captioned photos of (school)children in the local papers. Some of them have pages upon pages of such photos, presumably in the hope that it will boost sales as all the parent/grandparents/etc. buy copies to keep with their little darlings in them? My own childen have featured occasionally and it wouldn't bother me at all.

eviscerateyourmemory Wed 01-Dec-10 11:49:33

I think that it would be perfectly reasonable for you to ask them to crop the picture or remove it. It sounds like the school were just being careless with regard to the name actually being in the picture.

I dont think that you are being paranoid.

Bucharest Wed 01-Dec-10 11:55:03

Only in Britain I reckon would this be considered an issue.

Not because there aren't paedophiles (because I'm guessing that's what the concern is here, right?) in every other country in the world....but because so far, thank fvck, the rest of the world hasn't bought into the paedo-noia that is rife in the UK)

Op- I'm sure the school will remove the picture as in the UK they are presumably supposed to at least have your permission.

Bet your daughter would be really chuffed to see herself though.

Lonnie Wed 01-Dec-10 13:35:52

we have signed a piece of paper allowing the pictures to be published with no names. if they have newspaper pictures out names are not used..

there are about 5 other pictures of my daughter and no she wasnt at all fussed about them left after 3

MrManager Wed 01-Dec-10 14:16:15

This is ridiculous paedo-paranoia. Where's the harm here?

If the name is only visible in the photo, then it's not even to show up on a Google search.

SeaTrek Wed 01-Dec-10 14:26:04

There are three options at the school I work at:

1. Allow you child's photograph to be published with their name (most common choice)

2. Allow you child's photograph to be published but not their name (appox 25 child ren out of 1500+)

3. Do not allow any photographs to be published (approx 5 studnets out of 1500+).

If you specifically asked for option 2 then you certainly have grounds for complaint. It sounds like you want option two, so I would write to the school and make this clear now and ask for that specific photograph to be removed.

cumbria81 Wed 01-Dec-10 14:27:49

I really genuinely do not see what your problem is with this. What do you think is going to happen as a result?

scoobytoo Wed 01-Dec-10 16:11:13

It wouldn't bother me at all

Rebeccaruby Thu 02-Dec-10 18:52:58

What happens if she wins a competition or certificate, and gets into the local press? They normally publish names. Or does sport at a level which gets her name in the local paper?

If somebody wanted to learn her name, they could overhear it in the playground, or walking behind you when you speak to her. Most kids I see write their name on their bags, or come out clutching exercise books with their name on.

It wouldn't concern me.

going Thu 02-Dec-10 18:58:51

I don't see the problem with this at all.

southeastastra Thu 02-Dec-10 19:04:32

i don't think it's paranoia, should be standard policy to ask for your permission to use photo in first place, let alone use photo with name.

SE13Mummy Thu 02-Dec-10 19:08:10

I expect that your DD's teacher is under pressure to upload photographs of exciting, active learning that the children have been doing and so simply uploaded all the pictures s/he took that day... that seems to be what happens where I teach. They may not have anything along the lines of Photoshop with which to perform an easy edit - it's taken me hours to compess photos for our school website, never mind edit bits!

Just ask the school if that particular photo could be removed and I'm sure it will be as soon as the school re-opens.

minipie Thu 02-Dec-10 19:14:39

I don't really get this. What could someone do if they know her name that they couldn't do if they don't know her name?

There are plenty of other pictures out there of children with their names attached. Doesn't seem to mean they are in any danger.

needafootmassage Thu 02-Dec-10 19:28:25

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KangarooCaught Thu 02-Dec-10 19:31:39

Just say you were browsing the website and saw a photo of dd that happened to show her full name and you would be grateful if they either cropped the photo or removed it. No biggie and the school aren't going to mind/care. Some people are more sensitive about this than others. The OP is not outraged nor forbidding the use of her dd's picture.

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