This school scans classrooms every 30 seconds through facial recognition technology.
The school in China has a facial recognition program called “Intelligent Classroom Behaviour Management System” that scans the students behaviour in the classroom every 30 seconds and recognises seven different facial expressions.
Inlcuding neutral, happy, sad, scared, disappointed, angry and surprised.
It also picks up six different behaviours including, standing up, reading, writing, hand raising, listening to the teacher, and leaning on the desk.
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Teachers can easily monitor students behaviour and even keep track of attendance.
It only collects facial recognition and stores it in a local database.
Not everyone is keen on the idea though.
“As a Principal, though it would help a lot, I think it is a complete invasion of privacy. Yes I would agree to have a camera in the classroom to monitor both student and teacher…but not every 30 seconds!”
“Intrusive and a breach of human rights. Grooming children to accept more and more layers of control systems. Of course there will come a time where the system rewards students for “good” behaviour and punishes those who don’t conform. I think it’s dreadful!”
“I find this system seriously disturbing. I can see the advantage for teachers to have access to such stats, but I see it as an infringement on students’ right to be /look bored or distracted.”
“They should be focusing on what they teach the children and you don’t need facial recognition every 30 seconds to do that. All you need is love and compassion.”
“Looks a bit too much like Big Brother for my liking. Think there are plenty of ways a teacher can analyse behaviour…like having a relationship with students that is positive and productive.”
Meanwhile others have said this could be the answer for American classrooms after recent tragic shootings.
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