Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

CCTV Films Children in Cornish School

news_cctv.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 12th September 2012

Is Big Brother watching Cornish children?

Pirate FM has learnt at least eleven secondary schools and academies in Cornwall are using CCTV.  

Campaigners fear parents do not realise how much their kids are being monitored.

But heads say it is to make sure they are safe.

Nationally, 200 schools have CCTV in toilets and changing rooms.

For security the precise locations of cameras in Cornish schools are not being released.

Emma Carr from Big Brother Watch did the research. She said: "What we need is for schools to be very transparent with the public and parents about what CCTV cameras are being used within schools. Who has access to that imaging? Is it outsourced or is it just key people within the school that can see that? Is it effectively tackling a problem?

"We all want our young people to be safe in their place of learning and we want that for teachers as well. However, when you have a school with more cameras inside than outside we want to know whether this is an effective use of surveillance within schools."

Michelle Dunlevy is deputy head at Treviglas School in Newquay. She said: "There is a very clear policy. We don't have anyone sitting watching CCTV. I can understand before someone digs deeper that there might be concerns but once you see the practicality and the robustness of how we use it then that makes it feel very different.

"The main concern we always have is if there was an intruder. Secondly the headteacher or the deputy head can look at the CCTV if something happens to a student and we want to look at what might have occured."

7:01am 12th September 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
joseph sciascia

WATCH: Race Against Time For Cornish Dad Dying Of Cancer

Joe Sciascia's family launch appeal to help him get married

care

Secret Filming Exposes "Failings" At Cornish Care Home

Apologies are being made to residents at Clinton House in St Austell

Most read
police tape

Man "Threatened and Punched" In A30 Assault

Police appeal after it happened near Launceston on Sunday night

Cut off by the tide at Marazion

WATCH: Couple Cut Off By The Tide...Brrrrr!

They held hands all the way as they waded back to shore at Marazion

Top articles

WATCH: Race Against Time For Cornish Dad Dying Of Cancer

Cornwall News: Joe Sciascia's family launch appeal to help him get married

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

WATCH: Top Five Manuel Moments

Showbiz News: John Cleese leads tributes after death of Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs

Austrian presidential hopeful Norbert Hofer rides Trump's wave

World News: Norbert Hofer is the friendly face of far-right politics in Austria.

Cristiano Ronaldo almost signed for Barcelona, says ex-president Joan Laporta

Sports News: Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed the club almost signed Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003 before he joined Manchester United. 

Giant foam 'blob' leaks from airport hangar and spreads in Santa Clara

Strange News: A giant 'blob' of foam has taken over the streets of a Californian town after leaking from an airport hangar.

Newer article

'Concreting Cornwall' Warning over new Homes

Cornwall News: New campaign group formed to try to block 50,000 new homes in Duchy

Older article

Camelford Store Wars

Cornwall News: Traders claim new supermarket will force them out of business

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.