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Use of school children's photos and names in local newspapers should be ...
Use of school children's photos and names in local newspapers should be

restricted, according to the National Association of Head Teachers. BBC

Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning that heads fear children

could be targeted by paedophiles.

A school in Northamptonshire says children received abusive phone calls

after photos of them at an event appeared in the local paper, while another

school in the county says a pupil was followed after their picture was in

the paper, Today reported. The schools want children's first names only to

be published, to prevent paedophiles discovering their addresses, but the

newspapers say schools are being alarmist.

Newspapers in Surrey have agreed, where possible, to separate names and

photos of children to prevent their identification, the programme said.

The NAHT says the Department for Education should back up teachers on this

issue, Today reported.

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