Internet Safety: Student Photos and Photo Editing Tools

Online safety presents interesting challenges.

Starting out on this class blog,

Teacher decided to err on the side of caution

and so no photos or video footage where a child

can be identified are included.


Instead we try to get the originality,

character and personality of the students

across in other innovative ways.

For example we have used Audioboo,

Voki avatars,

worn hats

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 and other disguises.

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What started out as a blog policy decision

has become great fun;

part of what we are;

a game and an interesting challenge.

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Recently we noticed some other schools using

photo-editing tools to great effect

on Twitter and their school websites.

We imagine many of these are

available on ipads. We work on a laptop

so we have done some research

and some experimenting into what is available.


This was a journey with some complications

as a number of these tools seem to come

with their own malware and adware.

However we came up with two that are

well regarded. creates some great effects


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Group photos of students where no child is identifiable

by name may be the way to go, but we enjoy the challenge

we have set ourselves and it has become second nature.


There is an excellent article  on 

‘Pupil Safety on the School Website’ on Seomra Ranga,

should you want to read more about this important subject.

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