ONLINE PUBLICATION OF STUDENT IMAGES AND WORK

PR-4-2

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective Date: 4 September 2012

Purpose

Plateau School uses a range of learning technologies to enhance student learning.  These include online media and the Internet.  From time to time, we publish on the school’s Internet website material for educational purposes, to share the results of learning within the school community, and to promote the school within the wider community.  This may include examples of students’ schoolwork and images of students and groups of students in activities at the school.  Images of students may include scanned, digital, or video images of them taking part in school or class activities.

Privacy and Online Publishing

Parents and students should be aware that the school cannot control whom has access to the information published on its Internet website.  In recognition of this, the school takes steps to safeguard the privacy of the students and to comply with the Privacy Act 1993. School policy is to not publish student names online. 

Copyright and Online Publishing

The school will not publish a student’s image or work without written authorisation from the student’s legal guardians.  The school will immediately remove all material relating to a student from its website if requested by a legal guardian of the student. 

School Management of Online Publishing

The school will not publish material online that may defame anyone, be objectionable from a human rights point of view, be obscene, or infringe the copyright of third parties.  All the student material published online will be subject to an editing process, which may include the correction of spelling and grammatical errors.

Permission to be Sought

On enrolment, the school will seek permission to publish students’ personal image and/or work online as required by the Privacy Act.  The school will maintain a register containing a list of those students who’s work/images cannot be published on the website. 

Enquiries

The school welcomes any enquiry from parents or students about the operation of this policy and has a designated privacy officer to discuss enquiries about students’ privacy.  The school’s privacy officer is the Principal.

 

Attached:  Permission Form

Permission for the Online Publication of Student’s Image and/or Work

 

 

I ……………………………………………………[name of the parent/legal guardian] am aware of Plateau School’s procedural document on the Internet publication of student images and student work.

 

As the parent or legal guardian of ……………………………………[full name of student] (“the student”), I authorise Plateau School to publish images of the student on the Internet in strict compliance with the school’s guidelines. 

 

AND/OR

 

As the parent or legal guardian of ……………………………………[full name of student] (“the student”), I authorise Plateau School to publish any work that he or she may create at school, in strict compliance with the school’s guidelines. 

 

I agree that this consent shall continue until I withdraw my consent by notice to the school or until the student ceases to be enrolled in the school, whichever happens first.

 

I confirm that I have the necessary authority to give this permission.

 

………………………………………………………………..

Signature of parent or legal guardian

 

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