According to iNews, the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, which runs 17 schools in Kent and Portsmouth, uses the footage as part of a “restorative” approach which forces pupils to confront the evidence of their bad behaviour in order to make amends.
“We have… spent significant sums of money on CCTV systems in some of our schools to ensure that parents and students can see the behaviours for which they are being sanctioned,” the guide says.
“This helps students to overcome the denial of their behaviours, as only by owning their behaviour is there a chance of improvement over time,” it adds.
However, the campaign group Big Brother Watch called it a “shocking and illegitimate use of surveillance in schools which ought to be reconsidered urgently”.
“The use of surveillance cameras to spy on kids’ behaviour in schools is truly Orwellian,” director Silkie Carlo told i.
Read the full article CCTV used in schools to show parents how their children have misbehaved
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