This policy sets out requirements for schools when liaising with journalists and media outlets.
- Members of the media must not be allowed on school grounds without the principal’s consent.
- The Department’s Media Unit can be contacted on (03) 8688 7776 for media advice 7 days a week, including after hours, to support principals with urgent media issues. For example, principals are encouraged seek advice if any media outlet contacts the school for comment or attends the school.
- Principals must obtain parental consent before agreeing to a student being photographed by the media. Refer to Photographing, Filming and Recording Students Policy.
- Principals must obtain parent consent before releasing information about a student to the media.
Department policy setting out requirements for schools when liaising with journalists and media outlets
Reviewed 29 May 2020