While surveillance cameras improve school safety, they also come with privacy, trust, and legal concerns
The benefits of surveillance in schools are well-documented: security cameras help reduce crime, prevent bullying and fighting, control building access, and make campuses a safer place for teachers, staff, and students. But that’s not to say there aren’t drawbacks to school surveillance systems.
Surveillance is a contentious topic — especially in schools, where cameras are trained on children. Part of planning and operating an effective school surveillance system is knowing what issues could arise and effectively communicating how your administration will handle them to parents, teachers, and the community. Below, we’re covering three school surveillance issues that you should be prepared to address when problems occur in your Houston, TX, school.