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District: No Posting School Pics Online

STUDENT PRIVACY—CANADA

June 27, 2011

The Winnipeg School Division has adopted a new policy aimed at protecting children. The policy forbids posting photos or video of public school events to the Internet, reports the Edmonton Journal. Kristine Barr, chairwoman of the division's policy/program committee, said that parents can photograph events for personal use, but any photos or video that include children other than their own may not be posted online. Principals will be responsible for notifying people of the rule and asking them to remove disallowed content from the Internet. Barr says she recognizes this will be "difficult to enforce" but that the division hopes parents, staff and others will comply. 
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