thought I better put it here as well
quote """Using images
Including images of pupils on the school website can be motivating for the pupils involved and provide a good opportunity to promote the work of the school. It is important to balance the potential risks of including images of pupils on the website against the design principles of creating colourful, attractive and relevant pages, as the school, heads and governors would do with any publication.
Schools need to develop a policy in relation to the use of images of pupils on the school website. The head and governors will need to make decisions about the type of images they consider suitable and that appropriately represent the school. They will want to ensure that parents support their policy. Further guidance may also be available from the local education authority (LEA).
When assessing the potential risks in the use of images of pupils, the most important factor is the potential of inappropriate use of images of children. Considerations include:
* Ask for parental permission before using images of pupils, whether on the school website or elsewhere. This ensures that parents are aware of the way an image of their child is representing the school. A parental consent form is one way of achieving this.
* Avoid using the first name and last name of individuals in a photograph. This reduces the risk of inappropriate, unsolicited attention from people outside school. An easy rule to remember is:
o If the pupil is named, avoid using their photograph.
o If a photograph is used, avoid naming the pupil.
* Consider using group photos rather than photos of individual children.
* Ensure that the image file is appropriate named – do not use pupil names in image filenames or Alt tags.
* Only use images of pupils in suitable dress to reduce the risk of inappropriate use.
* Create a recognised procedure for reporting the use of inappropriate images to reduce the risks to pupils."""