posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 07:20 AM
Originally posted by NightGypsy
Webcams are present on the monitors after the principal told me there were none..
Did you see this? Or are you taking someone's word for it?
And if the principal isn't technically inclined, you can't take their word for anything regarding this equipment. Even their confusion or changing the
subject can be understood if they don't know much about it. Granted, as the principal, they should know exactly what the screens are for...
apparently, this person doesn't, for whatever reason. That's something I would bring up.
A "Monitor" can be one who monitors, OR it can mean a CRT, as on your computer. In the latter case, there is no "monitoring" going on. A webcam is
necessary for surveillance.
I agree with the member who said to attend a PTA meeting. Bring it up. But I would suggest you back down from your somewhat suspicious position.
You'll find out a lot more about it that way. Go about it as something that you're curious about. People will be much more likely to hear you and
answer your questions completely if you don't put them on the defensive.
Why not purchase a couple of the monitors and place them somewhere where they can be used by all the teachers? Why do these "urgent messages " need
to be played over a monitor as opposed to an intercom?
If this is just ONE of the uses, it makes perfect sense. If they are in every classroom to communicate with the school district at large, then
teachers can choose to watch videos of subjects that interest them or in areas where they may need specific help.
Be CURIOUS, but hold off on your suspicions until you know more. That's my unsolicited advice.
Originally posted by ofhumandescent
Every human being has a right to human privacy.
NOT in a public classroom. I'm sorry, but it's a public place. They have no right not to be observed. They ARE being observed by the teachers and by
other students. If these cameras were in the bathrooms or in the child's home, then your concern would be valid.
edit on 9/17/2010 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)