Teachers are using police-style body cameras to record unruly pupils in the classroom.
At least two English schools have introduced the equipment with the consent of local education authorities.
The cameras film all the time but only save encrypted footage when the record button is pressed.
A teacher must give notice before shooting video, said Tom Ellis, a lecturer at Portsmouth University.
They are able to turn on the cameras during incidents in the classroom to tackle “constant low-level disruption”, the cameras’ manufacturer said.
Although use of the devices must be ‘proportionate and necessary’ to comply with the data protection act, Mark Bridge reports in The Times.
It is thought footage could be used to provide evidence for disciplinary action and be shared with parents of badly-behaved pupils.
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