I received the following question by e-mail:
Can you point me in the right direction or have you encountered issues regarding the sharing of classroom video with parents. A school district lawyer is arguing that sharing video with a parent of her child interacting in the classroom constitutes a violation of the FERPA rights of the other children in the tape. Seems goofy to me.
1. I’m not a lawyer. 2. You have to do what your administrator says.
I never turn a camera on in the classroom until I have permission from every parent for their child to be videotaped. You cannot film students with permission. I would think that getting permission to film students interacting would avoid violating any rights.