PARENTS are likely to be told to withdraw their children from school shows if they object to them being photographed or filmed, under a new "common sense" council policy.
PARENTS are to be consulted by the council on the filming of children in school shows.
A PRIMARY school head who banned cameras from a nativity play because of fears that images of children could get into the hands of paedophiles has resigned, a week after Scotland on Sunday highlighted the schools’ crackdown.
THE councillor at the centre of the furore over banning parents from videoing their children’s Nativity plays has been punched in the face at a Labour group Christmas party.
A MOTHER who wanted to film her six-year-old daughter as Mary in the school nativity play has revealed how she forced Edinburgh council to reverse its filming ban.
THE single mother whose threat of legal action forced the city council to back down over its ban on parents taking pictures of their children’s festive shows today spoke for the first time of why she felt forced to act.
IT TAKES a very special sort of bureaucrat to make a public relations disaster out of children and the season of goodwill - yet somehow officials at Edinburgh City Council managed it.
YOUTH clubs throughout the Capital have been told to remove pictures of children from their websites in a bid to protect them from paedophiles.
CITY education leader Ewan Aitken has apologised over the debacle of parents being banned from filming school Nativity plays.
The effective ban on the filming on school nativity plays in Edinburgh may have been political correctness gone mad, but the council’s official line was it was prompted by concerns over the Human Rights Act.
A BAN on parents filming their children at nativity plays has spread to two other Scottish local authorities .
A CHILD’S first school Nativity play is a moment of magic for many parents - so special, in fact, that many choose to record it on video.
EDUCATION chiefs in Edinburgh conceded yesterday they did not know of a single case in the UK where paedophiles have been found with pictures of nativity plays, as the row over banning photography at schools escalated.
CITY education chiefs have been forced to climb down on a ban on parents filming children at school shows after being threatened with a legal challenge.
EDINBURGH’S education chiefs today refused to back down on their ban on parents videoing children in Nativity plays.
SEEING your child perform in his or her first nativity play is a magical moment for almost every parent. It is one of those rites of passage which parents increasingly want to treasure through photographs or video recordings.