Remember to stay aware of safeguarding rules and regulations. You can find safeguarding information on the Church of Scotland website, along with templates for photograph consent forms etc.
Here are some basic rules for your engagement online:
- Adults should think twice and consider speaking to a parent before adding/following children under 16 from the congregation on social media
- Always obtain consent from parents before using images of children on social media
Churches address this in different ways. Some churches have a blanket consent form which parents sign before their children take part in activities. Other churches choose not to include photographs of children on their social media accounts at all. Consult our safeguarding resources for further guidance.
We recommend having a conversation with your Kirk Session and agreeing on your church's safeguarding approach.