Tuesday, December 20, 2011

do surveillance cameras violate students' rights?

WaPo | The Fairfax County School Board decided Thursday to permit indoor video surveillance cameras for the first time, capping a months-long debate over whether such monitoring technology is appropriate and effective for public schools.

Those for monitoring students with surveillance cameras cite student safety and crime as the deciding factors, while those against installing the cameras worry about violating students' rights.

Chat with Elizabeth Schultz about why she thinks surveillance cameras are inappropriate in public schools and violate the rights of the students.

Agree? Disagree? Submit your opinion and questions on the topic now!


Uglyblackjohn said...

Would they be in the teacher's lounge as well?

Big Don said...


CNu said...

They need to be placed in classrooms and used to monitor student behavior and teacher classroom management and instruction. Matter fact, the feeds need to be made available online so that parents can get a glimpse into the situation existing in the overwhelming majority of these otherwise closed spaces where a "culture of shame" has been painfully absent for far too long now.

Uglyblackjohn said...

Regardess of ones actions it's become a "Culture of Fame" - kids being bad and then posting it on YouTube.

CNu said...

Not exactly what I've observed in practice, but I'll confess there is that possible risk with some kids who simply need to violated out of the safe schools parameters and receive their education at a far remove from others.

CCTV Camera said...

Yes, i am agree with the above post that indoor video surveillance cameras good for the school and colleges. With the help of it the school staff take a great care of there students.