School CCTV and ID Cards
12 August 2009
A MIXTURE of state-of-the-art technology has been incorporated into the new £30million Nailsea School building.
As well as CCTV being installed, pupils will be issued with electronic ID cards and the building will be controlled by a system that measures and limits energy consumption.
The electronic ID cards due to be handed out to all students will be programmed to allow students access to certain rooms and areas of the new building.
They will also be used to record pupils' attendance and for pupils to collect their school lunch with so they do not need to take money to school.
So is it a school or a high-security prison camp?
1) are the kids not aware of the wroings of taking someone else's money or stuff?
2) can the pupils not read "staff only" notices on doors?
3) can the system tell if a person has turned up, or just that their card has gone through the machine?
Technology is not the solution to people-problems.