Should they put cameras in bathrooms at schools?

Asked by: racer9976
  • Would decrease bullying and drug problems

    My school had 3 public bathrooms for girls. One for 1st & 2nd years, one for 3rd & 4th years, and one for seniors. The one for 1st & 2nd years was burned down. The one for seniors was up 4 flights of stairs in the art department, and the art teachers got fed up of giggling seniors in the corridors. That left one 8 stall bathroom for 1300 girls. The back 4 stalls were unusable, as this is where the drugs were sold and cigarettes smoked. You first of all had to run the gauntlet past all the troublemakers to get a stall, and then have your friend outside trying to avoid catching anyones eye while she held the door shut for you, since the locks had all been broken off. There were fights daily. The female janitor would be dispatched to 'do the rounds' - she would stand at the back smoking with them (and to be fair she probably didn't get paid enough to put up with that crap).

    So yes, cameras in the bathrooms would have solved so many problems, and led to a decrease in bullying, smoking and drug use.

  • This is a tricky one

    It must be said that there is no real reason why bathrooms shouldn't be supervised. After all they are rooms like any other rooms, so it seems fair and safe to have some cameras.
    However, i don't think I or anyone would be happy if there were any. It would be quite off-putting and embarrassing! But i guess that it isn't a real valid reason.
    As i said, this is a tricky one.

  • Honestly, nobody cares

    OMG! You're doing such embarrassing stuff in the bathroom! Get over it. They're not interested in the fact that you're applying your make up or going to the bathroom. The people who are monitoring are looking for serious offenses. Why is going to the bathroom so private? Is your body something others should fear? What does this have to say about our society? After all, the monitoring staff isn't learning anything that needs to be hidden. (Unless it's a punishable offense, in which bathrooms are a perfect place to do such activities) There really isn't a reason not to other than money, but if there are security cameras elsewhere on campus, then there is not reason for cameras not to be in bathrooms. After all, bathrooms are the most exploitable place on campus.

  • Totally Worth It

    I was once in an elementary school bathroom and a psycho kid came up behind me, Grabbed me by the neck and punched me. What happened to him? No punishment whatsoever. This was because there was insufficient evidence. Fast forwarding from 3rd grade to 7th, Kids have been "JUULing" or whatever it is called and blaming me for flushing the toilet and ruining the experience. One kid was even smoking pot. I reported it. GUESS WHAT? Insufficient evidence. We have plenty of privacy in the bathrooms, And what do we need privacy for. Our privates will be covered up (why else is there stalls), So that is not the problem. Overall, I would feel safer if there were security cameras in bathrooms.

  • I believe there should be cameras in bathrooms.

    Especially for middle and high school students. I say this because kids and teens can be exposed of vaping, or doing drugs in the bathroom. Teachers can't do anything about it because they have their own bathrooms. I know that some stuff you can obviously smell according to some people, but they have no proof. Think about it this way. Bullying is something that is going on in the world. If there isn't cameras in the bathroom who can have evidence this happened except the victim?

  • Can reduce drug usage in schools

    This needs to be a thing because in my school people smoke, take drugs and it’s like a safe room for these students who don’t want to be caught in the rest of the schools to take a smoke. If the schools implement cameras in the bathrooms there will be reduced crime overall in the schools

  • They are not monitored any other way...

    School violence occurs in bathrooms because it is known that they are not monitored. If they are not in the stall but overlooking the sinks for safeties sake it could prevent tragic deaths like a very recent one. The students could be made aware that they are being put in so that they could protect their privacy if they are getting changed and make arrangements accordingly.

  • That is disgusting.

    No one should ever be able to put a camera in a bathroom. That's disgusting, inappropriate, and just plain not okay. Going to the bathroom is a very private thing and no one should take that away. The students will not trust the staff. Why on earth does anyone need to see in the bathroom? You can figure out what happened other ways.

  • This Isn't Right!

    - My first reason of why we shouldn't have cameras in the bathroom is because its an invasion of privacy.

    - My second reason is, It is a waste of money and a waste of funds.

    - My third reason is that people could vandalize it, break it, cut the wires.

  • They should not put cameras in bathrooms

    They should not put cameras in bathrooms! That TOTALLY invades privacy and is not ok to do! People put on makeup, get stuff off of there face, and pull up there pants while they are walking out of the stall and while they are in the bathroom. It is not ok to invade someone's privacy by going and putting cameras in a very, very personal place.

  • Violation of privacy!!

    Teenagers have every right to privacy as adults! Installing cameras in schools would be violating one's privacy. That's just plain gross first of all. I wouldn't want some camera to be video taping my son or daughter while using the bathroom. Anyone that agrees with putting cameras in bathrooms must not understand "PRIVACY LAWS".

  • No I disagree

    I think that they should not put cameras in washrooms only because I mean who would want to go the washroom and there is a camera pointed right at you? Also I think that when you go to the washroom its supposed to be private except when your in there with other people. I think it would be totally inappropriate to do that especially if your not comfortable with your body. I mean like it might help in some cases but not in this one!

  • If bathrooms aren't private, What is?

    People who watch the tapes on the cameras should not see you going to the bathroom. Going to the bathroom is private. People shouldn't see your body like that. It's disgusting. Your body is a private thing and no one should see it if you don't want them to. It's not a heard concept to understand.

  • Hell fucking no!

    It is illegal as hell! What the hell do you mean "should they"? ! No, They shouldn't break the law! My school has it (apperently) I'M FURIOUS THAT THEY WOULD WATCH ME DO THE THING THAT I WOULDN'T EVEN LET MY PARENTS WATCH ME DO! A D THEY DIDN'T EVEN TELL ME UNTIL SOMEONE WAS SMOKING AND I WAS USING THE BATHROOM AT THE RIGHT TIME TO HAVE BEEN ACCUSED!

  • Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww nasttyyyyy asffff

    They are freaking staring at us while we use the bathroom like boiiii what in the world is this madness like what kind of question is this?? And thats a serious question like why should they put them in the bathroom? To watch us pee? I understand there are some innapropriate things that happen in the bathroom sometimes but that is no excuse!

  • God please no

    Why do we need cameras in bathrooms it takes away and your right to be free in those places but sadly it is up to the school and the school board if they think it is appropriate. Humans need privacy and by taking that away that is just wrong because it would be like taking away food or water, we need privacy

  • No way .

    Its bad to have cameras in the washroom because, it invades peoples privacy. It is also gross and violates the laws of the government. Cameras are expensive and the money should be used on a more moral way of keeping people safe. That is why it cameras in washrooms is a terrible idea!

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