Controversy has surrounded the safety of our kids in school, but lately problems have been arising with the use of security cameras on school campuses. Will it provide safety or does it impose on privacy? Will they be effective or an expensive nuisance?
Implementing security cameras in schools is an ongoing debate with strong opposition from both sides. While vandalism and theft are a major concern, more serious problems like bullying, abuse and safety overall seem to outshine the rest. With recent and unfortunately common reports of dangerous situations on school campuses, security cameras seem to be wise option for most.
Strategic placement of security cameras on school campuses can help monitor who comes on campus, and watch for any misconduct. Also the presence and knowledge that students are being surveyed may discourage them from misbehaving. But on the other hand, students may learn where blind spots exist and use that to their advantage.
To the same effect, certain areas like restrooms and locker rooms are off limits. Some may argue that security cameras only monitor certain areas, and bad behavior can still occur despite the presence of cameras. Another opposition would be the privacy of the students, and therein lies more problems. Who has access to the surveillance? How will the footage be used? How secure is the connection? Can a hacker intercept the feed and view the footage?
Cost is yet another aspect of this discourse. People in favor of installing security cameras may agree with spending a substantial amount of money to protect their children. But those against the implementation may believe that the funds for the endeavor could go towards improving children’s education.
As evidenced above, many factors apply to the decision of using security cameras on school campuses. Lately, more and more schools are adding them to their security system. The idea is something to think about. We would love to hear your thoughts – join us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, & Pinterest.
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