Isn’t this going too far?
BRITISH SCHOOLS PUT CAMERAS IN BATHROOMS, LOCKERS
By RAPHAEL SATTER
— Sep. 11 5:39 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — At the King Ecgbert School in Sheffield, teens who go to the bathroom are never really alone — video cameras are inside all 12 loos.
Citing findings gathered via freedom-of-information requests, privacy activists Wednesday identified King Ecgbert as one of more than 200 high schools across Britain that have installed surveillance cameras in bathrooms or locker rooms.
The group behind the report, Big Brother Watch, said a powerful watchdog is needed to ensure that students’ privacy is protected.
The report “will come as a shock to many parents,” said director Nick Pickles. “Schools need to come clean about why they are using these cameras and what is happening to the footage.”
Lesley Bowes, King Ecgbert’s principal, argued that the cameras help keep her students safe.
Read more at the AP.
So it is only the doorways, so who is watching the people watching the cameras? How long will it take for someone in this country or maybe a judge in this country who will order this for the safety of the children?
Big brother is watching in Britain. Is big brother already watching in this country?
What’s your thoughts?