BBC Young Reporter terms and conditions of participation

1.  The BBC agrees that it will:

    a.  co-ordinate the project;

    b.  provide reporting opportunities for schools and organisations;

    c.  run high profile events designed to motivate and enthuse the young people and bring an audience to their work;    

    d.  host free resources to help schools and organisations learn about the news in their mainstream classes;

    e.  process any personal data collected from teachers, young people and youth workers in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (see the BBC Young Reporter privacy notice for further information);

    f.  conduct surveys from time to time and share the results with other educational institutions or organisations for use on their websites and/or publication on the BBC website;

    g.  work in compliance with the BBC’s Child Protection Policy and BBC's Editorial Guidelines.

 

2.  You agree, on behalf of the school or organisation, that you will:

    a.  In regard to your organisation of the project:

        i.  provide a lead teacher or manager to work on the project, be co-ordinator and principal contact with the BBC, and to ensure on your behalf that the project runs safely;

        ii.  organise parental consent for each student or young person that takes part in the project including permission for the use of the young person’s work and images on all BBC TV, radio or online programmes including social media. We provide letters and forms for this. These must be obtained before the project can go ahead and must be held on file at your school or organisation. The BBC will need a copy of these forms in advance if working directly with your school or organisation on workshops, training or producing news content to appear directly on a BBC platform;

        iii.  ensure that BBC staff are never left alone with young people. They must be supervised at all times by a member of your staff;

        iv.  process any personal data collected from BBC staff in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018;

        v.  ensure that all health and safety procedures are adhered to including carrying out all risk assessments and taking the appropriate action to mitigate risk. BBC staff are not responsible for these;

    b.  In regard to copyright:

        i.  only use BBC branded or copyrighted materials we make available to you for educational work directly related to BBC Young Reporter and as specified by us;

        ii.  agree that the copyright and any other intellectual property rights in the materials (text or audio visual) generated by schools or organisations as part of BBC Young Reporter shall remain with the school or organisations and may be used for internal education purposes only, including showing to parents, students, to other schools, organisations or young people, but that the BBC shall be entitled to exclusive use on all media platforms (including but not limited to print, radio, television and online including social media) and that the school or organisation will not use the material in any other way without the prior permission of the BBC (not to be unreasonably withheld);

        iii.  acknowledge that copyright in the materials created by the BBC belongs to the BBC alone for use on all media platforms (including but not limited to print, radio, TV and online and social media whether in a streamed or downloadable form) throughout the world, or as the BBC decides;

        iv.  acknowledge that the BBC has the right to contact the press and use the contributions of students, teachers, staff and young people (text, photographs or audio visual) to publicise the project, including in marketing materials

    c.  In regard to social media:

        i.  acknowledge that BBC Young Reporter uses social media and will regularly post on the project’s accounts and retweet teacher’s, youth worker’s, school’s or organisation’s messages, including photographs;

        ii.  acknowledge BBC Young Reporter could also post some work by those participating on BBC News social media accounts;

        iii.  agree it is the school’s or organisation’s responsibility to manage and run their own social media accounts which may feature material made with BBC Young Reporter;

        iv.  recognise the minimum age for having a social media account is usually 13 years;

        v.  understand that if the school or organisation runs the project with young people aged under 13, it is possible that their work or images may appear on BBC social media accounts;

 

3.  The young person’s involvement in BBC Young Reporter:

    a.  The young person’s contributions (herby known as “the Contributions”) to the project and their images, including survey results, if any, may be used by the BBC (acting reasonably) across all platforms in perpetuity throughout the world. Such use includes (but is not limited to) radio, television, online, downloads, podcasts, vodcasts, social networking sites and promotional material and may also be shared in any form with other schools and educational bodies;

    b.  In the case of material generated by the BBC during the project, the parent/guardian assigns to the BBC all rights in the Contributions;

    c.  In the case of material generated by the school or organisations or any other organisations working with the school, during the project, copyright shall remain with the school or organisation and may be used for educational purposes only but the parent/guardian grants the BBC an exclusive licence to use the Contributions on all media platforms in perpetuity throughout the world, such use includes (but is not limited to) radio, television, online, downloads, podcasts, vodcasts, social networking sites and promotional material, and may also be shared with other schools and educational bodies;

    d.  The BBC shall be entitled to alter, edit or cut the material created at its absolute discretion and retains absolute editorial control over any content used by the BBC;

    e.  The BBC has the right to contact the press and use the Contributions of young people, teachers and youth workers (text or audio-visual) to publicise the project.

 

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