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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS' ISSUE OF THE WEEK (1): CCTV IN SCHOOLS - PROTECTION OR CONTROL?

The NZ Herald recently reported that there has been an increase in the number of schools using closed-circuit television surveillance to cut bullying. www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11280559

'The practice is suggested in new Ministry of Education bullying prevention guidelines - and some schools have already put cameras near toilet blocks after learning bullied children were avoiding them for fear of getting bashed. One Auckland principal reportedly keeps an eye on monitoring screens in their office.'

'The bullying prevention document is the work of an advisory group including the Children's Commissioner, police, education unions, principals' associations and cyber-safety organisation NetSafe.'

What do you feel about this solution to school bullying?

Do you think CCTV cameras in schools is the answer?

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It is proposed that CCTV should be used in all schools to reduce bullying