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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

British teachers try police-style body cameras

British teachers are wearing police-style body cameras to deter and document disruption by their students, reports the BBC.

Two schools are experimenting with body cameras.

“Where the teacher feels there’s a threat to themselves or to another student, then there will be evidence of that incident,” said Tom Ellis, a criminal justice researcher at the University of Portsmouth.

More than a third of teachers said they’d wear body cameras to gather evidence of student behavior, a Times Educational Supplement survey reported. However, the majority were concerned about “their own privacy, being spied on by management and privacy for the pupils,” reports the BBC.

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