Premier is reporting that according to a recent poll, more than a third of parents were not allowed to take pictures of their own children at school nativity plays this year.
As more and more schools across the country put tighter controls over photo-taking at school events, 70 per cent of parents agree that the measures are over the top.
The findings from a recent poll by Fami-While also saw 66 per cent of parents agree at a blanket ban on photography at schools was a step too far and most parents would like to record the precious memory of their child’s performance.
Guidelines from child protection organisation the NSPCC recommend that schools should have photography policies which would prevent images of children being shared online.
On its website, the NSPCC says: “while it is important that children and young people have photographs and films of their special moments… it is also important to be aware of safeguarding issues when parents are taking photos or filming events”.
Does your school ban photography at the nativity play? What are the reasons for doing so? Do we spend too much time looking at life through a lens? Should we be spending more time in the moment? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Sophie
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