Teachers in two state secondary schools are using body-worn cameras in a trial to combat disorder
Tom Ellis, a criminal justice researcher, told a newspaper that all classroom teachers in two state secondary schools were wearing the devices during the three-month experiment.
He said: “Most schools now have some level of problems with low-level background disorder in classrooms and the teachers have become quite fed up with not being able to teach.”
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Tom Elli said that like cameras worn by police officers, they do not constantly record
The University of Portsmouth lecturer added that, much like the cameras worn by police officers, they do not constantly record and only do so when switched on during an incident.
Teachers have become quite fed up with not being able to teach
A Department of Education spokeswoman said the trial “is a matter for the schools”, which were reportedly not named in case it interfered with the pilot scheme.
The Metropolitan Police began equipping thousands of frontline officers with body-worn cameras in October.
The Metropolitan Police began equipped frontline officers with body-worn cameras in October
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Other forces around the country planning a similar roll-out.
The supermarket Asda also equips some security staff with cameras.
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