The Effects Of Cameras On School Schools

1304 Words Dec 12th, 2016 6 Pages
As an increase in horrific school mass-shootings throughout the United States within the past two decades have led to a scare in multiple schools nationwide. Such notable shootings that have taken place at schools like Columbine High School in 1999 and Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. As a result, safety has risen in school, especially in a district located in Biloxi, Mississippi, where they implemented cameras into every classroom to monitor the action of everyone on school grounds. Everything a student or faculty member does or says will be under surveillance and be available for access by school administrators. Therefore, if there is suspicion that a student cheated on a test, if a student stole property, or any action that is deemed illegal and inappropriate for school, the school administrators would notice it as it is happening and enforce a consequence among that student(s).
As a result of the classroom surveillance system, students have been better both academically and physically. On the other hand, people argue that the cameras are negatively impacting the students, as well as violating their rights. The two sides of this dilemma reflect different viewpoints and opinions, therefore this is a moral dilemma. With the point of view from the school district, the dilemma involves whether or not the district is infringing the civil liberties of the students by having cameras in every classroom. Civil liberties can be described as being subjecting to and protected by laws…
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