School Surveillance in Context: High School Students’ Perspectives on CCTV, Privacy, and Security

  title={School Surveillance in Context: High School Students’ Perspectives on CCTV, Privacy, and Security},
  author={Michael Birnhack and Lotem Perry-Hazan},
  journal={Youth \& Society},
  pages={1312 - 1330}
This study examines high school students’ perceptions of school closed-circuit television systems (CCTVs). It draws on interviews conducted with 83 adolescents recruited from 10th- to 12th-grade classes at 39 Israeli schools. The findings indicate that students’ perceptions of CCTVs are embedded in their overall opinions about their school, particularly concerning relationships and trust between students and educators. The various metaphors that students used to describe their relational… 

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