Should CCTV be in schools?

CCTV cameras are everywhere, and for the large part people seem to accept them. But should they be in school classrooms?

CCTV cameras are everywhere, and for the large part people seem to accept them. But should they be in school classrooms?

Sam Goodman doesn't think so. The Guardian is reporting that the pupil staged a protest at his school earlier this year when four cameras appeared in his classroom. As he put it:

"Ideas can't be expressed freely if we're all being monitored... We'll end up with all teachers being the same. And pupils will grow up thinking that it's acceptable to be monitored like this."

On the flip side of the argument, the Guardian quotes a headteacher in Salford, who says they've been using CCTV to monitor teachers for a while, contributing to a big increase in the number of children passing GCSEs each year.

So what do you think? Is it time for a check on the ever-increasing number of CCTV cameras in our lives? Is it right that pupils are monitored in this way in our schools? Or do the benefits that cameras bring outweigh any of the disadvantages? Let us know in the comments below.

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