Students would need teacher permission to take selfies in school


selfie-banWhether by design or not, a proposed Wake County (N.C.) school policy change could ban students from taking pictures of themselves and others in school.

One of the revisions to the school district’s technology policy would prohibit students “from taking pictures or videos with any device unless directed by a teacher.” The wording comes at a time when “selfies,” self-portraits usually taken by cellphones with cameras or webcams, have become a staple of youth-driven social media.

Several Wake school board members questioned the wording...

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