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N.J. School Board Seeks to Curb Online Photo-Sharing



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    A New Jersey school board is so concerned about students being exposed to predators online that it is considering asking community members who attend school functions to not share their photos or video on websites like Facebook and YouTube.

    The Summit school board wants to add a paragraph to four school policies asking that people who attend functions like athletic events and plays to not share the photos online, reports the Star-Ledger.

    Officials are concerned that children are becoming overexposed and that their privacy is at risk.

    "As nice as the technology is sometimes, it raises a lot of privacy concerns about how information is shared," Summit Superintendent Nathan Parker told the Star-Ledger. "Is anything private?"

    The four Summit policies have been approved once by the school board and will be heard again for a second reading in July, according to the Star-Ledger.

    The policies cannot be enforced, Parker acknowledged, but they're aimed at "building an awareness" to ultimately protect students.