Teachers and spy cameras…

Apparently, a few teachers, both from the United Kingdom, have used spy cameras to catch their students misbehaving.

One teacher, Alex Dolan who is now a journalist, shot footage of students for a documentary. Disciplinary actions are being taken.

Another is a supply teacher, Angela Mason, who also filmed students “misbehaving” and aired the footage in a documentary.

Without a doubt, people should know if they are being filmed, told if they have been filmed, and releases should be signed if footage of them is being used.

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2 responses to “Teachers and spy cameras…

  1. Peter Hobbs

    “Without a doubt, people should know if they are being filmed, told if they have been filmed, and releases should be signed if footage of them is being used.”

    Are there exceptions to this ethical rule? It’s legal to record people in public spaces in the U.S. and happens constantly. But what if a documentarian wants to do an expose on, for example, a meat packing plant? How else could this sort of thing be done? Certainly not by the permission of those parties who don’t want their misdeeds exposed.

  2. rosiewalunas

    Yes, that’s part of the debate…
    This post gets more into these issues: https://rosiewalunas.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/hidden-camera-ethics-part-ii/

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