Risks associated with web publishing include:
Guidelines for Publication of personal information to school websites form
Schools should develop and implement web publishing procedures to minimise these risks, keeping in mind that the risks associated with publishing information on the Internet are greater than for a school Intranet which is a closed environment.
Schools should analyse risk associated with posting information on teachers, students or their family on the Internet and develop policies in consultation with their school community. In order to protect the student, considerations might include:
School's policy should include:
Provision of financial information such as credit card numbers over the Internet could lead to fraudulent use of that information or exposure of the individual, family or school to financial risk.
Provision of personal information over the Internet could lead to increased risk of harm or exploitation of the individual about whom the information is provided, including stalking, invasion of privacy and junk mail i.e. spam .
When publishing information on personal web pages (as provided by the MIS (Managed Internet Service), teachers and students should also consider conflict of interest, breach of legal implications (copyright, intellectual property, privacy), ineffective resource usage, and/or breach of duty of care.
To protect against these, schools might restrict publishing of personal web pages to the school intranet.
This page was last reviewed on 01 Aug 2012