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100,000 cameras in 200 schools: UK kids under watch even in loos
Times of India ^ | 13 September 2012 | INA

Posted on 09/13/2012 12:28:49 AM PDT by Cronos

Students across the UK are being watched by an astonishing 100,000 spy cameras, with the surveillance devices installed even inside the bathrooms.

CCTV surveillance has been set up in playgrounds, classrooms and even toilets and changing rooms. The average secondary school has 24 cameras and an academy 30. Some schools have a camera for every five children in the name of controlling violence, vandalism and theft, the Daily Mail reported.

In a development, that has already provoked outrage, more than 200 schools have CCTV operating in changing rooms or toilets.

The extent of surveillance was made public in a report by Big Brother Watch, a watchdog group. It found there are 106,710 spy cameras in secondary schools and academies across England and Wales - a quarter of the total used to monitor all of London's streets.

Big Brother Watch questioned how so many cameras have been set up without any check, what the recorded pictures were being used for, and who was watching them.

"Schools need to come clean about why they are using these cameras and what is happening to the footage, said watchdog director Nick Pickles.


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Big brother is watching!! Some schools have a camera for every five children in the name of controlling violence, vandalism and theft,
1 posted on 09/13/2012 12:28:54 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

So who watches the students in the changing rooms and loos ?

Government paid pedophiles and perverts ?


2 posted on 09/13/2012 2:24:15 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Cronos

Possibly on the lookout as well for drug use or drug sales? These kids are bright enough to handle these actions/transactions wherever the cameras AREN’T! While pedophiles may exist, it is not what the schools are about or what the cameras are set up for.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 3:18:39 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: Cronos

Orwell was right.
viz (re auto safety): http://www.wnd.com/2009/12/120497/


4 posted on 09/13/2012 4:11:15 AM PDT by golux
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To: hoosierham

Better the Camera’s were put on the teachers, then given live stream on the internet so that parents can hear and see for themselves the education their kids are receiving. I know the Teachers Union would love this! Could be part of Merit pay.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 8:28:34 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ///// Income = Net Work)
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