Two schools in the UK are testing the use of body cameras worn by teachers in order to deter bad behavior in the classroom.

The names of the schools involved are not being disclosed in order for the trials to be carried out without interference.

Children are told when they’re about to be filmed by teachers, and any recorded footage is encrypted and stored in a cloud system similar to that used by the UK police for their body cameras.

In both the US and the UK, body cameras are now relatively common among law enforcement, although reactions to their use is mixed.


Of course, the stakes for teachers are not as high as for police officers, but the evidence so far suggests body cameras are not a straightforward fix to any problem.

 

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