Furious parents have slammed a primary school for covering students' faces on its Web site with cartoons to protect their identities, Britain's Daily Mail reports.

Teachers at Cann Hill Primary School in Essex, England, used the “smiley faces” in the online version of the school newsletter, after deciding that parents wouldn’t want their children recognized on the Internet.

But parents have described the move as “political correctness gone mad” and demanded the cartoon faces be removed.

The school’s head teacher defended the decision, saying “you can’t say what is going to happen with any of those pictures."

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