He said some nurseries were using their use of CCTV as a “selling point” for “anxious parents to check what’s going on”. “This has been fuelled further by all the reports we’ve seen of abuse of patients in care homes, and people being caught on CCTV, and sometimes the same allegations have been made about children’s facilities,” he added. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Parents who share pictures of their children on social media are putting their human rights at risk, the United Nations has warned. The UN’s special rapporteur Joseph Cannataci said that “strong guidelines” were needed to preserve the rights of children whose parents upload video and images of them. During a mission to the UK to assess the privacy situation he also found that kindergarten-age children were being surveilled using CCTV at school and in their bedrooms. At a press conference on Friday he suggested there could be a rising number of cases involving children who argue their rights have been infringed because their parents had posted videos and images of them on the internet. “How do you deal with parents who insist on taking a video of their kids every single day and posting it on YouTube every single day?”We’ve already seen the very first cases of kids suing their parents because of the stuff they have posted on Facebook about them,” he said. Mr Cannataci said that children “require increased protection” from companies who collect and share their data, but his investigation had not yet established whether new legislation was required. He also criticised Home Office plans to prosecute people who repeatedly view extremist material online, arguing that prosecuting people for “looking” is close to creating a “thought crime”.
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