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Should there be mandatory CCTV cameras in schools to protect both teachers and pupils?

October 22, 2012 by admin  
Filed under CCTV Cameras

I feel strongly that cameras are needed as some teachers as well as pupils can behave very badly and get away with it as they believe that they are untouchable. My son has been bullied by both staff and pupils, but the school won’t do anything about it, regardless of the fact that he has many witnesses. There are a couple of cameras, none in the classrooms, and even though an incident occured in a corridor where there was CCTV, the school refused to even check the camera for evidence! The Education Department are very unhelpful, what else can i do?

Document each and every incident. Make sure you include date, time, place (exact place in the school), who was there as witnesses and who were the predators, what happened, who you reported the incident to and their response. Now take all of this to a lawyer and file a civil suit for negligence or harassment or whatever for big bucks, make sure to sue the teachers, naming each one, the principal, and the Board of Education naming the president and all other board members (this way they cannot pass the buck IE: its not my job.) and see how fast they start to listen and react to your complaints or how they make your child’s school life more difficult. Most Lawyers do not charge for the initial consultation and will take a case on a contingency of the potential settlement ( this ensures you that they will not be taking a case they feel they are going to lose as they will make no money). Whatever keep documenting. Good Luck people like these should not be in charge of our children and not be helpful. Cameras are sometimes there only for show not for use due to the expense. The cameras you refer to may only be for show and not have any real use except to deter any unwanted behavior.

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10 Responses to “Should there be mandatory CCTV cameras in schools to protect both teachers and pupils?”
  1. thomas crocks says:

    QUITE SIMPLY YES ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD HAVE CCTV.
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  2. holly b says:

    yes I think its a good idea
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  3. Cliffe-climber says:

    If your son is having problems with that many different people, you ought to deal with him first.

    It’s not helping him to blame all these others and to believe everything he tells you. Firstly, he’ll never learn the social skills needed to get on in the adult world. Secondly, it seems he’s already learnt that he can control you and get you to believe anything he says.

    Good parenting doesn’t mean defending him when he’s in the wrong. It means helping him to apologise and put things right in the future.
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  4. Tony R says:

    No, the people who are supposed to be watching the kids should do just that, and not try to pass the responsibility to some one who is sitting in an office eating a sandwich.
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  5. ukiah says:

    Yes. Unfortunately the times have changed and safety should be number one. I think the camera’s should be monitered by a public dept. other than the school to prevent bias.
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  6. eddetree says:

    I think cameras are good to use just in black spots like toilets and other areas that kids uses to have sex. By having cameras set up in those black spots we can protect both teachers and students. On the other hand students have the right to be free and try to leave them lives without controls. Just to prevent the sexual activity to happen I would agree to set up cameras.
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  7. Nancy B says:

    Document each and every incident. Make sure you include date, time, place (exact place in the school), who was there as witnesses and who were the predators, what happened, who you reported the incident to and their response. Now take all of this to a lawyer and file a civil suit for negligence or harassment or whatever for big bucks, make sure to sue the teachers, naming each one, the principal, and the Board of Education naming the president and all other board members (this way they cannot pass the buck IE: its not my job.) and see how fast they start to listen and react to your complaints or how they make your child’s school life more difficult. Most Lawyers do not charge for the initial consultation and will take a case on a contingency of the potential settlement ( this ensures you that they will not be taking a case they feel they are going to lose as they will make no money). Whatever keep documenting. Good Luck people like these should not be in charge of our children and not be helpful. Cameras are sometimes there only for show not for use due to the expense. The cameras you refer to may only be for show and not have any real use except to deter any unwanted behavior.
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  8. littlemissclaire says:

    i too believe that camera should be used in schools, as it will benefit all the school (as they will find the culprit) pupils and teachers for safety or whatever,

    you could go to the parent teacher council if the school has one,or to the school governors and demand that something is done,as it is a right that he has a proper education.. if nothing improve then you could try another school, to give your son a fresh start away from the bullies,

    good luck
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  9. focus says:

    Yes,I have said that there should be cameras in schools for some time now. Our daughter is a teacher and she comments on how many classes can be just crowd control. Luckily it is only a very small number of kids who upset the running of the class but the parents don’t believe that their ‘angel’ can possibly be doing wrong. Show them the tape then get the parents to sort out their unruly kids. It can also be a safeguard for the kids as if a teacher or another pupil miss treats them then the culprit can be seen on tape with no arguments.
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  10. David M says:

    Yes It Might Cut Back On Bad Behavour also good in a Safety point In case of accidents responce may be quicker
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