Body-Cams for Teachers


Absolutely nothing terrifyingly Orwellian about this then.

I think the key issue here is about creep in terms of use.

“The cameras are not on all the time. Where there is a perceived threat to a member of staff or pupil for example, they are used. It’s not like a surveillance camera.”

That, I think, is very very optimistic. My hunch is that they will start to be used for all kinds of silly purposes, and then we’ll basically end up in CCTV-drenched classrooms, which brings in all kinds of problems.

If you want to see what those problems look like, go read Dave Eggers’ book The Circle 😉