Saturday, April 5, 2008

Smiles of Ridiculous Magnitude

This is pretty entertaining.
A primary school in Clacton, Essex has decided to cover the all faces of their students in any pictures they put online. They covered them with smiley faces! (Ok - one exception had a frown on it.) They took privacy and security to the realm of the ridiculous.
How much pride are they showing in their students if they won't show their faces? What is the point of putting up one of these photos?
It has been said before and I will say it again. How many of these people are tickled pink when their child or student is featured in a tradition print newspaper? There is no real difference between a photo on a website and a photo in a newspaper. The photos are out in the public for everyone to see. Besides, most newspapers are available online anyways.

1 comment:

nickell said...

Wow, that is hilarious. On the upside they may become known as the smiley face school. It could unify the school and become their trademark in which they take pride. However, it is not being done for a unique reason like this...just another case of being too afraid of the big bad internet.