What is the policy of posting photos and names of minors on our communications (Facebook, website, newsletters, etc.)?
In 1998, Congress enacted the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in order to protect children under age 13. COPPA applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including social media outlets) that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 13 (including photographs).
A court can hold administrators/operators who violate the COPPA ruling liable for civil penalties up to $16,000 per violation.
Have parental consent forms available at each event where photos of students under 13 will take place.