Posted by Carole Kirk

Ethical and Legal Considerations

copyrightA note on Copyright – when using images, music, video etc. it is important to make sure you have copyright permission. There are some useful copyright guidelines on the VLE support site, and some sources of copyright free material in our document on sourcing images.

ethicsIt is also important to be aware of ethical considerations whenever you take images, video or audio and post them online. For example, there are child protection issues when recording children, which is why many schools and other organisations don’t allow cameras. There are also issues of privacy when working with vulnerable adults or within prisons, for example. But even when taking video or images of your friends, consider their right to privacy. Ask their permission first, and tell them how you are planning to use the material.