Anyone who follows my Pinterest knows that I have been planning a "Insta-Grad" (instagram theme) party for my son's 8th Grade Recognition this year. Our 8th graders move up to the high school and our school has a themed dance following the ceremony each year.
We plan to have everything relate in one way or another to photographs. We have a baby picture guessing game, slideshows, a rented photo booth, and some areas set up like those "Disney Kokak Picture Spots" so the kids could pose with their friends.
The party is today.
The principal told me yesterday he is now uncomfortable.
The party is today.
Here is what he is uncomfortable with...
The photo spots are set up with props, for example, one is a School Spirit Spot with a background and lots of things in our school colors for the kids to dress up in an pose with an adult chaperone there to take their photos with their cameras - most likely their phones. Here is an example with my 10 year old posing in our driveway:
The principal is suddenly worried about the photos since they will likely be taken on the students' phones. He has been waffling for the the last 24 hours. First, he said,
"Sure! Sounds great! We'll have to meet with the volunteers ahead of time to go over rules."
Next he said "Nope, not going to work. I'm uncomfortable. Who knows what they will do with those photos?!? Sorry."
Then he came back and said "Okay, it's fine, just let me talk to the adult in charge before the event."
Now, it's "I think we need to use a school camera, let me approve every photo prior to releasing them to the students, then send them out via the web somehow, password protected, individually." (there are 250 students who have RSVP'd)
Soooo, I thought I would send it out to you, what do you think? It's Feedback Friday...
Does the idea of kids posing for photos with an adult in charge of taking the photo make you uncomfortable?
Do you feel differently knowing they are in school?
Do you feel differently knowing the photo could be taken on a phone?