Teacher body cams are not the answer to bad classroom behaviour

2019-03-02 05:07:01

Jack Taylor/Getty Images Teachers in two UK secondary schools are taking part in a trial of body-mounted video, wearing cameras to record student incidents to deter bad behaviour. A handful of US schools – in Iowa for example – have also started using them within the last two years. More are set to follow. Advocates point to evidence of benefits from police use of similar devices: reduced use of force, reduced complaints against officers, a reduction in crime and improved evidence gathering. On the surface, it seems a terrific example of technology making life easier,