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Joyce Thompson

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Cameras In Special Needs Classrooms

The children in special needs classrooms are in dire need to have cameras in the classroom. Too many children are getting hurt in school, and sadly, many of these instances of injuries are a direct result of intentional neglect and abuse from school (and bus transportation) personnel. This situation has also been directly a part of my daughter, Annamae's life. She has incurred injuries while attending her previous school, and also past residential group home settings. Many of the kids are either completely nonverbal, or are like Annamae and are unable to give specific details of what happens while away from his or her parents. They need a voice! This can be achieved by having cameras in the classroom ( and on school buses and other transportation instances, such as the school van during community outings). Privacy concerns have been the obstacle to implementing the cameras; however, serious focus needs to be given to these issues that warrant the placement of cameras. And, the issue of privacy needs to be addressed with guidelines being modified to - privacy in areas such as the bathroom. Why is there such an emphasis on privacy?? Privacy for the individuals to continue the maltreatment of the vulnerable children?? I am quite certain parents all across the country and worldwide would have no objections to keeping their children safe! In addition, cameras will protect those who become victimized by false accusations. And, also the camera taping could also be used as a positive tool in each individual students' behavioral plan. CAMERAS ARE A MUST!

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