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.