In this article from “The Guardian,” Mark Keierleber discusses the disturbing presence of surveillance in schools. This surveillance was introduced to monitor students either going maskless or wearing masks improperly during Covid. But even as regulations change and the surveillance no longer used for that purpose, the surveillance is remaining in schools. There are a number of issues, such as whether the possible benefits of surveillance (like spotting school shooters) outweigh the possible drawbacks (increased punishment of students), and whether any benefit justifies the presence of surveillance in principle. This is especially worth questioning since the data procured from surveillance can be hacked, as discussed in the article.
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Source: ‘Really alarming’: the rise of smart cameras used to catch maskless students in US schools | Surveillance | The Guardian