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    Digital surveillance cameras have popped up on buses and in cafeterias, halls, school entrances and parking lots in the St. Louis region and across the country.

    Leave it to the ACLU to raise a stink:

    Brenda Jones, executive director of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri, said, "Officials need to think about all the different messages they send to students once they put up cameras. The first message is: 'We want to make you safer.' The other message is: 'We don't trust you. Everyone is a suspect. You do not have privacy rights.' Students do have privacy rights. We want to make sure they are protected."
    What exactly are students' privacy rights?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by phantom@Aug 25 2005, 12:04 PM
      What exactly are students' privacy rights?
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      • #4
        I wouldn't mind them having cameras in the classrooms, not because I mistrust anyone, but because I'd like to see what they are doing during the day. What sorts of projects they are doing, books they are reading, and that sort of thing. I think a lot of parents would enjoy being able to see what their kids are doing during the day so they can feel involved in their school day even if they are stuck at a desk at work.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lois Lane@Aug 25 2005, 01:51 PM
          I wouldn't mind them having cameras in the classrooms, not because I mistrust anyone, but because I'd like to see what they are doing during the day.  What sorts of projects they are doing, books they are reading, and that sort of thing.  I think a lot of parents would enjoy being able to see what their kids are doing during the day so they can feel involved in their school day even if they are stuck at a desk at work.

          A BIG + +

          Also, maybe it will keep a child from bringing a gun to school if they know they're being watched. In this day and age I fear for every teenager in school.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by #1 Jimmy fan+Aug 25 2005, 12:54 PM-->
            QUOTE(#1 Jimmy fan @ Aug 25 2005, 12:54 PM)

          • #7
            Originally posted by phantom@Aug 25 2005, 11:04 AM
            Digital surveillance cameras have popped up on buses and in cafeterias, halls, school entrances and parking lots in the St. Louis region and across the country.

            Leave it to the ACLU to raise a stink:

            Brenda Jones, executive director of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri, said, "Officials need to think about all the different messages they send to students once they put up cameras. The first message is: 'We want to make you safer.' The other message is: 'We don't trust you. Everyone is a suspect. You do not have privacy rights.' Students do have privacy rights. We want to make sure they are protected."
            What exactly are students' privacy rights?
            Any reason they shouldn't have cameras trained on you as you work?
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            • #8
              Originally posted by bombay+Aug 25 2005, 11:57 AM-->
              QUOTE(bombay @ Aug 25 2005, 11:57 AM)

            • #9
              Originally posted by phantom+Aug 25 2005, 12:01 PM-->
              QUOTE(phantom @ Aug 25 2005, 12:01 PM)
              Originally posted by [email protected] 25 2005, 11:57 AM

            • #10
              Originally posted by Iowa_Card+Aug 25 2005, 12:57 PM-->
              QUOTE(Iowa_Card @ Aug 25 2005, 12:57 PM)
              Originally posted by #1 Jimmy [email protected] 25 2005, 12:54 PM

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              How does the ACLU view cameras in airports, stadiums/theatres, supermarkets, department stores, etc...?
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              • #12
                I don't love the idea. Not sure why.

                And as much as I would like to watch my favorite first grader in class, I don't think I should be able to.
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                • #13
                  Originally posted by phantom@Aug 25 2005, 01:01 PM
                  I'd still like to know which child privacy "rights" we're talking about.
                  Are you talking in terms of the freedom of speech right? Maybe the right to bear arms?

                  Or, could it be that the ACLU understands that children don't have any lawful rights but, more improtantly, have the right to be children and not grow up thinking that missing the garbage can will lead to a punishment instead of more work for the janitor.

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                  • #14
                    Originally posted by bombay+Aug 25 2005, 12:04 PM-->
                    QUOTE(bombay @ Aug 25 2005, 12:04 PM)

                  • #15
                    Originally posted by phantom+Aug 25 2005, 12:11 PM-->
                    QUOTE(phantom @ Aug 25 2005, 12:11 PM)
                    Originally posted by [email protected] 25 2005, 12:04 PM
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