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nevernotstruggling Fri 29-Mar-19 20:16:00

I had a thread about this back along. School have continued to post photos of my dc without my consent. I have made 3 complaints since January.
Each time they have removed the photos but done it again.

This week they did it so I write to them stating this was an ICO breach and I requested a written response from chair of governors and the head. I stated I was considering legal action.

They removed some but not all the photos.

Secondly they sent dd1 class teacher out into the playground to grovel to me. I really like dd1 teacher he is very good with her. I told him I didn't accept he is responsible for for Facebook content and again required a written response as above. He stated that was being prepared but I haven't had it.

There are still photos present on the Facebook page.

I'm at a loss where to go with this. Legal action would be demanding compensation. I'm not taking money from my kids school.

Claw01 Fri 29-Mar-19 20:18:17

Contact ICO for advice?

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Fri 29-Mar-19 20:18:29

Governors?
Local authority?
Safeguarding ?

nevernotstruggling Fri 29-Mar-19 20:20:42

So the ico protocol appears to be that I write to the organisation (the school) and give them 14 days to respond then you send the original letter plus the response off the the actual ICO if that makes sense.

wibbleee Fri 29-Mar-19 20:24:19

school`s not listening, so go above them.

redexpat Fri 29-Mar-19 20:27:23

Have you got screenshots?

TeaForTheWin Fri 29-Mar-19 20:33:00

...it's a photo lol, not think you're maybe over-reacting a bit? Ok I get that there are lots of perverts out there but...they already know there are children at that school right? It's not like your name and address are under the photo right?

I get that it's maybe the principle of it...but really it just comes across as a bit craycray when the words 'legal action' are even uttered. Maybe take a chill pill.

nevernotstruggling Fri 29-Mar-19 20:34:57

@redexpat yes I have screen shorts

LadiesFinishFights Fri 29-Mar-19 20:37:20

Tea. Some children are adopted and have been specifically told Not to have their children's faces on social media.

Some children are under protection orders.

Some children need privacy.

This is not 'just a photo' in many situations.

Even if non of those apply to OP she still has every right to refuse her child's photo being on a public social media page.

Shakirasma Fri 29-Mar-19 20:38:01

TeaForTheWin are you really.so thick that you cannot think of genuine reasons why a parent wouldnt want their child's picture publicised?

ShawshanksRedemption Fri 29-Mar-19 20:38:36

@TeaForTheWin You have no idea why the OP needs to have her children removed from the FB page. Her children may be adopted for example.

WattdeEll Fri 29-Mar-19 20:41:25

Look up your school complaints policy and follow it to the letter. Copying in a letter to the Chair of Governors is not the same as making a formal complaint for investigation.

Report the photos to Facebook.

nevernotstruggling Fri 29-Mar-19 20:42:18

@WattdeEll that's really helpful good idea grin

sighrollseyes Fri 29-Mar-19 20:42:26

Governors
Local authority
Ofsted

nevernotstruggling Fri 29-Mar-19 20:46:23

@sighrollseyes I thought about ofsted I'll look into that

Yabbers Fri 29-Mar-19 20:47:19

You have no idea why the OP needs to have her children removed from the FB page.

Not that it matters. I hope there is no specific safeguarding issue with her children. The school have a responsibility where parents refuse permission, otherwise what’s the point in asking? The OP is quite right to take this all the way even if it is just down to her own preference, as the school need to learn to do things properly.

Yabbers Fri 29-Mar-19 20:48:01

Report the photos to Facebook.

Was going to suggest this too.

TeenTimesTwo Fri 29-Mar-19 20:50:06

Tea is busy missing the point on another thread too.

OP make a fuss. This is atrocious. Once can be a mistake.
Continuing to post photos is negligence.

It's not rocket science for the school. They have one or 2 people who check and approve photos from a protection point of view. They have a list of names of who isn't approved and they make sure no photos containing them are uploaded. The fact this keeps happening means their processes are either rubbish or are just being ignored.

nevernotstruggling Fri 29-Mar-19 20:54:58

@TeenTimesTwo thank you. I know I'm not BU I just don't know how to sort this out permanently

Pandasarecute Fri 29-Mar-19 20:58:10

Ask for a meeting with the head and chair of governors?

Inliverpool1 Fri 29-Mar-19 20:59:23

ICO will do nothing, my daughters estranged father who she’s never met was given all sorts of information about our family, including financial by the bursary. They did nothing, didn’t even insist on an apology

insaneduetobrexit Fri 29-Mar-19 21:03:26

This is just outrageous.

I don't get it at all.

The school don't need to put any children in Facebook.

The school obviously doesn't have a clue and or doesn't care about children or safeguarding.angryangryangryangry

TeenTimesTwo Fri 29-Mar-19 21:04:21

I would write to the chair of governors & head teacher saying something like:

I am writing to you as a formal complaint regarding the poor safeguarding and information protection practices of the school with respect to posting photos of children online whose parents have not given consent.

On X date this occurred …
I spoke to Y and photo was removed. I reiterated no consent

however on Z date his occurred
I spoke to A and 3 photos were removed but still 2 were left.

I would like an urgent review of policies and working procedures regarding how permissions are stored and how photos are authorised to be posted online. I would like these to be tightened as necessary and all staff reminded of the correct procedure.

Until this is done I would like a stop to be placed on any photo containing children being posted online by the school.

I would appreciate an acknowledgement of this letter by the end of term, including a block on publishing of photos, and then a more formal response of the outcome of the procedure review within 3 weeks of the new term starting.

As you know I am usually fully supportive of the school, and it pains me to have to write to you so formally on this. I am hoping we can get this issue sorted without me having to raise it outside the school structure.

Kind regards

(ps OP, I'm an adoptive parent. My DC are not allowed online photos. I get this.)

nevernotstruggling Fri 29-Mar-19 21:06:31

@TeenTimesTwo that's great thank you x

Stinkycatbreath Fri 29-Mar-19 21:15:31

My sons face can never appear on Facebook he is at high risk. I would feel the same. Go to the school office ask who has the password and sit next to them refusing to move until it's done.

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