Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Real Photos of Yourself on The Web

Blogging Challenge 2

When do you think it is appropriate for students to use real photos of themselves on their blogs and why?

I think it is appropriate to use a real photo of yourself if you have your parent's permission and you are not identifiable from that picture ie no surname, address etc In other words the picture is 'safe'.

I feel that it is inappropriate to put your photo on your blog if it is silly. Others could use the photo against you by adding it to Twitter or Facebook or something like that.

I have read online about cyber safety and found a few interesting things.

- http://www.safekids.com/ it mentions keeping a good online reputation by 'avoiding embarrassing photos, videos or postings'.
- The Education Department of Western Australia recommends not giving out personal information with a photo to keep privacy.
- Some schools have parents sign a contract that agrees to having, 'photos and videos of my child being used for purposes thought appropriate by the school on its Internet sites'