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CLIP 6401

Pro-CCTV opinions

Pro-CCTV opinions
Key Info
Ideas for use in class
  • Responses could explore: Are people happier to know that their streets are being monitored? Does it reduce vandalism? Would people like their routes from home to school to be covered by cameras? How easy is it for 'wrongdoers' to avoid being seen by the cameras? Should cameras be able to view into people's back gardens? Do cameras give people a false sense of security when they cannot prevent violent crimes? Is it true that if you are innocent of wrongdoing you have no reason to be bothered by cameras following your every move? Why do you think Ray Mallon was voted to become mayor of Middlesbrough? Discussion could also include the related uses of camera monitoring that are not for public safety eg Google 'Street View' which has caused controversy by posting images of people's houses on the internet.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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