Should preschools give CCTV access to parents?
Many school parents ask for this facility and, most school entrepreneurs tend to be confused about this- so let me share the pros and cons of giving parents access to live CCTV footage from their daycare.
Let’s take a look at the pros first.
One of the main advantages of giving parents access to CCTV footage is that it gives them peace of mind. They can log in and check on their child at any time, to see that they are safe and happy.
It alsolets parentso see how their child interacts with other children and adults at the daycare. This can help spot any potential problems early on.
Another advantage is that it can help to hold staff accountable. If there are any incidents at the daycare, parents can review the footage to see what happened and who was involved.
Now, let’s take a look at the cons.
One of the main disadvantages of giving parents access to CCTV footage is that it can be a privacy concern. Some parents may not feel comfortable with the idea of their children being watched by unknown people, even if it is just on CCTV. Even Teachers would be uncomfortable with someone watching their every move and may even refuse to work in such conditions!
Another downside is that it can be time-consuming for staff to have to monitor the footage and deal with any requests from parents since there will always be a small number of parents who keep looking at the live feed and calling the school for every minor thing that happens in a classroom!
Finally, there is always the possibility that footage could be leaked, which could be damaging to the reputation of the daycare.
So, those are the main pros and cons of giving parents access to CCTV footage from a daycare.
What you finally decide – is your choice!