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A Principal Filming Students on His Personal Cell Phone - Is that OK?

Class with Students.jpgWhat happens when your child's school is not taking appropriate measures to protect his or her personal information? In one Central New Jersey school, the principal and teachers take pictures and videos of students and post them to social media pages such as Twitter.  One parent's reaction - "We were in shock when we discovered the Twitter accounts-multiple staff Twitter accounts. These accounts are personal but affiliated with the school." The school did not provide any notice to parents that videos and photos of their children would be posted on Twitter. Parents are worried that these photos and videos "are putting the children at risk and violating their privacy--metadata, geolocation, names, ages, grades--this content is stored in [their] personal devices." 

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