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RE: webcam and video in the classroom

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Kimberly Anne Herbert (kimberly)
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 13:03:42 -0500

A school I subbed in did video tape students, when the parents refused to
believe the child was disruptive. Legally the parent had to agree, or the
victim's parents could request it (in the case of a bully). I don't think
parents ever objected. The disruptive child's parents were always sure their
child was innocent. The other children's parents were always sick of hearing
about the disruptions in class. It worked. The camera improved behavior
somewhat, but the child would go back disrupting in a couple of days. In
each case I know about the parents, agreed to have the child evaluated and
appropriate steps taken to help the disruptive child.

Hi, GT....No kidding?! Parents can log-in on the internet and see what
their children are doing in the school classroom? And can watch the
teacher? And watch the other kids? Is this legal?

I've always wanted to video a few kids for the parents' benefits so I could
say..."See? See what Johnny does everyday? Hear what Johnny is saying to
his classmates? Johnny might be an angel at home but the halo doesn't
appear here." I would certainly see a benefit on MY end. Toodles......

Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526