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Braintree: Big brother has 98 spies at Braintree school
A Braintree school has one of the highest number of spy cameras in the country.
A Freedom of information request by privacy watchdog, Big Brother Watch, revealed Alec Hunter Humanities College in Stubbs Lane has one camera for every 13 pupils.
The organisation, which quizzed over 2,000 schools nationwide, said its research raised serious questions about the privacy of school children across Britain.
However Headteacher, Trevor Law, defended his schools position, telling the Times, the school’s 98 cameras were installed to help tackle bullying and bad behaviour.
He stressed there were no cameras toilets or changing rooms.
He said: “Our use of CCTV is a clear indication of how seriously we take our responsibility to safeguard our pupils."
To read full story, see this week's Times.
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