posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 02:14 AM
Recently I was informed by my brother that photography of any kind is now banned at his school.
Appearently schools in other states around Australia have put this ban into place after it was initially proposed for Queendland schools in April.
This ban is mainly due to the possible misuse of camera phones, because the school claimed that photography of another person without consent is an
invasion of privacy.
I understand that there is a possibility for misuse of camera phones but do you think this going too far? Even if someone was to take a photo of
people simply walking down the hallway this would result in punishment, and ironically you would have your own privacy invaded as the teacher would
have to check all photos on the phone. I remember that students who never wanted class photos were still made to have their photo taken without
I know photography and camera phones are banned in other places such as some swimming pools and gym's for more obvious reasons but where will it
stop? If someone happens to be taking a photo of a busy street for a newspaper or something they don't have to get consent from the people who can
clearly be seen, yet this would not be considered an invasion of privacy.
Personally i am not sure what to make of this ban and would be interested to hear what people have to say on the issue.
So the question i ask is:
Do people think that banning of all photography in schools is going too far?