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Ban the taking of photographs of children without parental consent

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)

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Child ~ Children ~ Government ~ It ~ Law ~ Media ~ Social media ~ The Government

Petition Action

Ban the taking of photographs of children without parental consent

Petition Details

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.

Additional Information

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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