Submitted by Sarah Beighton on Wednesday 11th November 2020
Published on Thursday 18th February 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 18th August 2021
Current Signatures: 44
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Ban the taking of photographs of children without parental consent
Change the law to safeguard our children by preventing people taking unauthorised photographs of children in public and distributing them on Social Media. Current Safeguarding guidelines aren't enough to protect children that are potentially classed as vulnerable.
I would like the Government to make it a criminal offence to take photographs of children in public places unless authorised by either a parent or the child. These photos can be distributed on Social Media against the parents or child's wishes. If the child is classed as vulnerable the only thing protecting them is the Safeguarding guidelines, which aren't enough.
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