Paul Weller’s wife Hannah has launched a campaign to prevent images of children being published without the permission of parents.
The couple won damages of £10,000 from Associated Newspapers after the MailOnline used pictures taken of their three children’s faces while on a family holiday in California in 2012.
They are now calling on the Government to change the law so that if an outlet wants to use a child’s image without parental consent, the face must be pixellated.
However many schools put their pupil’s photos on twitter and facebook to promote the school. Is this also poor practise for those deemed to be protecting children?
Of course by using Earwig it means that only the pupils’ parents can view the images of the children, eliminating the need for using social media for image sharing. Which seems a much more sensible option all round.