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Lesson Plans

Re: Web Sites

[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 20:58:01 -0500 (EST)

While it may be legal to post photos of your students to your web page, it is
a good idea to get the parent/guardian's permission first. Explain the
nature of the Internet, what you would like to do, and any expected outcomes
or benefits for the students as a result. If statistics for your school
hold true to national standards, only 10-15 percent of your students have
access at home. That's alot of parents whose only knowledge of the Internet
comes from what they see and read in the media, which is not always

There is still alot of misinformation about the Web and all it takes is one
complaint to get the plug pulled on what is otherwise a great idea. Also,
check with your district to see if they have developed an acceptable use
policy for the Internet yet. Many districts and schools are clarifying
standards for Internet usage on their campuses, including the use of student
images. You can find examples of AUPs on the Internet by doing a search
through an engine such as Yahoo!

-Geoff Black
Orange County High School of the Arts
Los Alamitos, CA

Lori wrote:
I am creating a web page for my middle school art department. I
would like to include images of my students working in the classroom and
also of students with their work. Can anyone give me any information
regarding the legality of using pictures of my students on the homepage?<<