Are you a ‘sharent’?

Are you a ‘sharent’?

If you are a parent who likes to share pictures of your little ones on social media, here are some useful tips from Think You Know.  If you are a teacher in school, then this article would be a brilliant one to share with parents and carers in your school.  The article really makes you think:

Who’s looking? – Just who can see the pictures you share?

What else are you sharing? – As default, many cameras, phones and apps tag posts and photos with ‘meta-data’ which can include location details and other identifying information.

Who owns the photo you post? – Under the terms and conditions of most social networks, when you share a photo you licence the network to use and reproduce your image.

Are you creating a digital tattoo for your child? – Every publicly accessible image or comment featuring your child contributes to a public image which will follow them into the future.

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Sally Tippett

Sally was previously and ICT advisor for Staffordshire LA with responsibility for Emerging Technologies, ICT in Literacy, iPads and liaison with the managed services team. She is a highly experienced educator, having worked across the Key Stages in primary school and as a specialist teacher in an EBD school. Sally has written the Primary Computing Framework and works with many schools implementing the new curriculum and embedding mobile technologies.

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