Consent to post online

I’m struggling to make my permission and information forms for parents. I want my students and their parents to make informed decisions about what they are comfortable with posting online. Ideally, they will be allowed to post  videos of themselves if needed to demonstrate a concept, but we can work around anything. We have many ways of communicating and creating media.

The school will have a general “acceptable use policy” that includes all the do’s and don’ts. I just need to cover the “consent to post online” part. How do I get permission in a way that will not scare parents away? I have an awful lot planned for this semester and my first draft is 5 pages long. Yep, 5 pages! I need help.

So far I have a blog post on our class blog that includes an audio file describing the choices and permissions. I also have the 5-page document posted. Lastly, I plan to run an adobe connect session for parents in the evening the first week back. This will be recorded for those who can’t (or don’t want to) attend.

I think i’m in “scare them away” territory. Any suggestions on what I can take out to dial it down?


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