Thanks. I guess we don’t have the same distance over here;-)
I think schools are moving towards being a lot more open online. Most schools are happy to have pupils publishing but being aware of Internet safety. Most keep photos and names separate. Some pupils in Glow Blogs use WordPress nicknames to keep their names off the web.
Complete agreement that we need to give pupils the chance, there is something about publishing to an audience that has a great effect on the output.
I’ve a strong belief that we need to allow pupils to practise sharing and publishing online safely as opposed just being told about it.