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Re: Identification of Artwork on the WWW

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craig roland (rol1851.EDU)
Tue, 5 Jan 1999 23:33:00 -0500


I've worked with several schools in starting up web pages and student
galleries. Each case has been different. I had one school that removed
student work from their web site after a parent expressed concern over the
possibility of her child being nabbed by some "stalker." I've also had
situations where we used the child's first and last name, the child's first
name and last initial, and first name only. We have talked about using
"brush names." But, I haven't seen that happen to date. In all cases,
parental permission was obtained in writing before the work was posted. My
advise would be to get parental permission to protect yourself and the

Hope this helps some.

>From Florida, where its going to get in the 20s tonight. . .


>How do you identify student artwork on the Internet? With their full
>name, partial name, a 'brush name'? Our school system is redesigning
>its webpage and has asked for student artwork to display. Of course we
>want to oblige. However... Should we request parental permission to do
>so? What are the ethics and responsibilities here? Has anyone had a
>bad experience?

CRAIG ROLAND. Associate Professor-Art Education.
School of Art and Art History, FAC 302,
University of Florida, Gainesville Florida.
32611-5801. (352) 392-9165 - Art Ed Office (352) 392-8453 - Fax
new email address: rolandc