So recently I discovered that a local secondary school are using twitter. Scrolling through their free I discovered photographs of shows. Names of students etc, this shocked me.
I’m a youth worker and in order to have any photographs of young people online we must complete consent forms. We also don’t name the young people. Safeguarding would suggest that sharing this kind of information is risky. It’s a known fact you shouldn’t share personal information online such as where you work, the school you/your children c attend, your address.
This account isn’t a ‘protected’ account. So anyone can find these children’s names and view these pictures. Then there’s the fact the headteacher also has an account he tweets from.
Now maybe I live in the Stone Age but I find this totally inappropriate for a school to be using twitter in this way. What are your thoughts? Would you be happy with photos of your child and their name being published into the public domain for anyone to access??