The key concerns contained within this policy regarding the use of images of children relate to:
The taking of inappropriate photographs or recorded images of children;
The possible identification of children when a photograph is accompanied by inappropriate information;
The inappropriate use, adaptation or copying of images for use on child pornography websites.
Recording Images of Children
There have been concerns about the risks posed directly and indirectly to children through the use of photographs on sport websites and other publications. Therefore, the following guidelines should be followed:
While Gracie Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy recognises that publicity and pictures of children enjoying Jiu-Jitsu club are essential to promote the sport and a healthy lifestyle, the following rules should be observed:
Ensure parents/guardians/carers have granted their consent for the taking and publication of photographic images and given their permission. This will also be part of registration on the day. For under 18’s where parents/guardians/carers are not available, then Club Owners will need to obtain prior to the tournament.
All children must be appropriately dressed ( GI ) for the activity taking place.
Photography or recording should focus on the activity rather than a particular child or children and personal details that might make a child vulnerable, such as their exact address, should never be revealed.
Where an individual has achieved success in Jiu-Jitsu (e.g. when selected for representative team or showing triumph over adversity), permission must be gained from a parent/guardian to use photographs/recordings and relevant details.
Where possible, to reflect the Gracie Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy Equity Policy, photographs/recordings should represent the diverse range of children participating in Jiu-Jitsu.
Anyone taking photographs or recording at any Jiu-Jitsu event, regardless of equipment used and including mobile phones, must have a valid reason for doing so and seek the permission of the organiser(s)/person(s) in charge;
They should make themselves known to the event organiser(s)/person(s) in charge and be able to identify themselves if requested during the course of the event;
All concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography should be reported in confidence to the Gracie Garcia Head Office, as appropriate.