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Cameras could be used to find more effective ways to teach different things or keep children more alert while in class. Teachers could be given help in strengthening any weakness they may have in teaching without having to miss days at a time at teachers workshops. There is a variety of effects, good and bad, that cameras could take on classrooms. It's just the view people decide to take on the idea, the cameras could never cause any real damage. Cameras could bring safety and better education to classrooms. Though there is not a known exact date for the first camera put in a classroom, the controversy has been going on since the idea came about. To some parents, there are many true concerns over the privacy of their kids. One concern is who would have access to the footage and what would be done with it. Misuse of the recordings is something to concern parents. A legal issue is that cameras are not allowed where any reasonable measure of privacy is demanded. Bathrooms and locker rooms of course call for complete privacy, but do classrooms fall in that category is the question. Some students, teachers, and parents may think the cameras invade their privacy and that the use of surveillance cameras could violate a student or staff members right of privacy causing greater legal issues. The fourth amendment to the U.S constitution prohibits any unreasonable search or seizure, which is a big concern to some. Some parents could even find it a violation of privacy for their child's actions to be recorded and used against them in a disciplinary proceeding. The teachers could be greatly affected by the cameras as well. The cameras could become too intimidating for the teachers, limiting the ways they could teach. Not only could it limit their teaching, but the students may also become too afraid to come to the teachers for help. Classrooms should be safe places for students and the cameras might just strip the safe place feeling out of the classroom. Bullies could be forced to take their violence where there would be no one to stop them. Students with bad intentions could work their way around the cameras and cause more harm than what they would have before, where there would be teachers around to stop them. Parents and students could also become worried about privacy issues. The privacy students may need or want when needing any extra help would no longer be available. The confidentiality of students going to teachers would no longer be a thing because of the cameras always watching them. Picky parents, especially the ones with disabled kids could love the cameras. After seeing all kinds of different incidents from caregivers abusing kids to principals building seclusion rooms, parents would know nothing would go unresolved. The cameras could put a halt to misconduct from any teachers or caregivers, especially to disabled kids. Due to the cameras recording underage children, the parents would have access to the recording. If any parent were ever to suspect of abuse to their child, all they would need is to view the recording of their kids in the classroom. Parents could be put at ease knowing any crime committed against their kids would not go unnoticed. Not only could cameras be helpful in the security of classrooms, they could also help with the education of students. More efficient ways to keep kids alert during class could be discovered. Having cameras in classrooms may help teachers stay on task with what they should be teaching their students. Some teachers could possibly opt out of having to miss days at a time to attend workshops if they show throughout the recordings that they are doing what they should. Students being disciplined over what is seen on camera may also help with how students do in class. Students knowing they're being watched may become more aware of what they should be learning. A false accusation could no longer be raised against either teachers or students. Cameras in the classroom could go one of two ways with education. It could either cause the kids to pay more attention and teachers to do better when teaching or cause the kids to become too shy and teachers too intimidated to teach correctly. Putting cameras in classrooms would definitely have to be something that would have to be experimented. There are pros and cons to having cameras in the classroom, like students being safer but their privacy being violated. Students and teachers would have no privacy, but that also shows for no bullying or things in classrooms that's should not happen. Cameras could completely eliminate misconduct from teacher to student. Students can become too shy to participate in class discussion, but that problem could be resolved if the teacher found a better way to teach. Teachers could be too distracted trying to impress the watchers and not pay attention to the students, not teaching the students correctly. The teachers being observed could receive feedback to help with anything they may be doing wrong when teaching the class. Recordings of teachers could be shared with others to inspire good ways in classrooms.The privacy concern is a huge ordeal, but to some privacy is no problem when they want to make sure their kids are being treated properly. Sometimes one just needs to look at the bigger picture. The classroom is made just for the education of children, but there is more to it. Children need to learn how to respect their peers, teachers, and things that don't belong to them. If the privacy of a kid in a certain situation is so important that no one can see, maybe it is something the child should not be doing. Parents should respect that the schools just want the best for all the students, not to invade in their privacy. Teachers should also never have anything in the classroom that is not to be seen unless it's an exam or homework. Classrooms are made for nothing but education and the upbringing of students so there should be nothing else in the classroom to be kept hidden. Teachers and students could feel safer with cameras in the classrooms, making all classrooms more learning friendly. Students not following the rules and being disobedient could be taken care of properly, using the recordings if needed. The cameras could be used to eliminate the troublesome students from distracting others with no problem. Cameras could help focus on the education given to students by keeping the teachers on track. Teachers being observed would be more determined to teach as they should. Having cameras in classrooms may help teachers stay on task with what they should be teaching their students, as well as keep the students alert and ready to learn. Parents of disabled children will no longer have to worry about the safety of their children. The students would be in a safe place in front of the cameras where if anything were to happen it would be taken care of. Cameras could bring such a positive effect to classrooms all over the world. The legal issues would have to be resolved and some boundaries would have to be set. There would be a certain need for respect when observing someone. The whole purpose of the cameras should be to help in the education of the students. Steketee, Amy. “Legal Implications of Surveillance Cameras” District Administration. 26 Feb. 2012. Web. 11 Nov. 2017. https://www.districtadministration.com/article/legal-implications-surveillance-cameras Grosso,Kimberly. “Cameras in classrooms? Bring it on!” Psychology Today. 15 Oct. 2012. Web. 27 Nov. 2017. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/autism-in-real-life/201210/cameras-in-classrooms-bring-it “Video Cameras” ncjrs.gov. Web. 27 Nov. 2017. https://www.ncjrs.gov/school/ch2a_18.html Wilburn, Denise. Horn, Jim. “Schools Matter” Schools Matter Info. 30 Jan. 2014. Web. 27 Nov. 2017. http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2014/01/tennessee-classroom-video-camera.html NG, Christina. “Cameras in the Classroom a Crusade for Parents of Special-Needs Kids” abcnews.go.com. 5 Sep. 2012. Web. 27 Nov. 2017. http://abcnews.go.com/US/cameras-classroom-crusade-parents-special-kids/story?id=17150926
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