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Changes to Protected Status of Children's Activities Page

posted 1 Feb 2014, 01:11 by Dorchester Firststeps

In an attempt to always keep ahead of legislation and government standards, we attend courses designed to make sure we’re up to date in all areas of  our provision.  

At a recent course on websites, we were advised that, though it was a laudable idea, having a parent protected page for our student photos was legally unnecessary and a bad idea.  This is because there are no guarantees of privacy, as a determined hacker can get anywhere, and saying our page was protected would give parents a false sense of security.

Similarly, most pre-school and schools include pictures of their students as a matter of course, provided that no names or any other inappropriate information is included. Of course we’ve always had signed consent for all our pictures (in our Registration Form), so as of the first day of next term - Monday 24th February, this page will become visible to everyone who visits our website.

However, if you have any concerns, or would like to change your consent status, please get in touch with a member of staff by Friday 14th February. You can view the pictures and we’ll ensure you concerns are dealt with, and if necessary, any pictures with your child removed.

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