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Prohibit schools from having CCTV in toilets or changing rooms

Submitted by Hollie-Marie McCarron on Thursday 18th November 2021

Published on Wednesday 24th November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 24th May 2022

Current Signatures: 29
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Bullying ~ Cameras ~ CCTV ~ Changing Rooms ~ Children ~ Government ~ PRIVACY ~ Schools ~ Spaces ~ The Government

Petition Action

Prohibit schools from having CCTV in toilets or changing rooms

Petition Details

The Government should ban schools from having CCTV in toilets or changing rooms, so no new cameras can be installed, and any existing cameras must be removed.

Additional Information

Some schools have installed CCTV in bathroom areas to stop bullying and vandalism, but what about the right to go to the bathroom in private?

Allowing CCTV to be installed in school bathrooms and changing rooms could intrude on the privacy of students.

We teach children about private areas and spaces from a young age and this should be reflected in protections for private spaces.

We believe the ability of schools to place CCTV in private areas creates serious safeguarding issues.


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