At the end of last month, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, changing how organisations can use personal information.
The rule prompted a blizzard of messages from companies begging to keep hold of email addresses for their mailing lists, but schools have also had to adapt how they operate.
However, teachers have now taken to Twitter to exchange "bonkers" stories about how the rule is being implemented.
According to one report, parents have been told they cannot put names on school bags because of GDPR.
I've heard many bonkers GDPR stories from schools. This is the best (or the worst...you choose)!!! pic.twitter.com/bXEQ7ts7Y5— Jo Payne (@MrsPTeach) June 16, 2018
Another tweeter said they had heard that schools are telling staff not to put labels on drawers.
And letters have been sent home asking parents' permission for their child to be included in class photos going out to other families.Tweets by NellSpencer
Data protection also posed some problems for a card addressed to a work experience student.
In a school I once made a card for a work experience student from the children. They all wrote names beautifully (just their first names!) the head made me take them out because of data protection!! 😞Like the student hadn’t been in there learning their names for 2 weeks!— Diana (@neverheardofher) June 16, 2018
Although some teachers saw the funny side of the GDPR situation.
I’m using it as an excuse not to learn any child’s name anymore.— Colin Grimes (@MrGPrimary) June 16, 2018