Ah, Modern Yearbook Anxiety

This story in the Washington Post brought back memories of being a yearbook staffer (I was even co-editor in chief my senior year!):

From Facebook To a Yearbook, Teens Get a Jolt – washingtonpost.com

This story is about how the yearbook staff of a high school lifted a bunch of pics posted by students to Facebook without permission. Not smart. They don’t mention a yearbook advisor in the story, but I see it as a failure of the the high school staff to inform and monitor the yearbook students. Looks like they are moving on the ethics education piece, which is good.

What they ought to do next year is create a yearbook group on Facebook and use it to get photos submitted by the students for the yearbook. Leverage the trend, don’t fight it!

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