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Needed Unwarranted (uncalled for)
Debate Score:127
Arguments:43
Total Votes:195
Ended:09/12/08
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Is the current level of video surveillance at school needed or unwarranted?

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Needed

Side Score: 111
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Unwarranted (uncalled for)

Side Score: 16
6 points

The surveillance cameras are needed because they catch the criminals when something goes missing. Also with cameras the "he said, she said," doesn't apply.

Side: needed
6 points

I think it is needed, for many reasons with the level of violence that has taken place in schools. There have been school shootings and drug related activities. There are a lot of punks that like to start fights with others because they think they are thugs but their fake. Camera's in schools are necessary for the safety of other people.

Side: needed
3 points

hah. that's a good one.

Side: needed
1 point

I agree Jason there are too many fake thugs!

Side: needed
6 points

I think there are too many camera's in the halls but these are there for our protection and to catch crimal acts. If you have nothing to hide then there is no reason that the camera's should be taken out.

Side: Unwarranted (uncalled for)
5 points

Yes I do believe it is needed because people steal things like laptops and other valuable and important things, they vandilize, and people break into the school or just do things they are not suppose to. So it makes sense to have good security and the video surveillance helps with that because there are not enough security people to be able to watch everything that goes on day and night.

Side: needed
4 points

i think they should have cameras in school because they are there to keep us safe. they watch over us and make sure nothing out of the ordinary happens.

Side: needed
3 points

It's needed b/c you don't know when someone's up to at any given time; whether it be during passing period and students are all around, or when class has started and a person's in the hall. Probably they could be trying to pull a prank and do some elementary-type thing a do the old fashioned "fire drill" trick or God knows what. Although, some other students might feel insecure about the whole thing; it's normal, but it's just for safety, and I'm fine with that.

Side: needed
3 points

i think having the cameras are needed because teachers cant be everywere at once and when something like a food fight breaks out. with all the cameras they can go back and see who started it. if someone were to try and break into the school they cameras would have every door or way into the school covered so they can find out who it was breaking in.

Side: needed
3 points

it's fine as long as they don't Invade our privacy such as setting them in bathrooms.

Side: needed
2 points

its needed because if someone is shocking or needs a nurse then they would now for instance if someone was trying to defend him/herself the school can look at the cameras to see if your telling the truth. so cameras help in a school for our safety.

Side: needed
2 points

Yes, the cameras are needed because, they do not hurt being there and they are there for a good reason. If you dont agree with the cameras being there then your probably wanting to do something wrong.

Side: needed
2 points

The current level of surveillance is required to keep the school safe for all. It is becoming a requirement to have cameras in schools. The cameras help see what happened in a certain incident.

Side: needed
2 points

In this case, it's good to have cameras to have proof if any child, or teacher stole anything, or if any fights break out. They should just keep certain amount of cameras in the halls and not everywhere where the students feel like being stalked.

Side: needed
2 points

They are needed for the schools safety and for the wrong people don't get blamed for something they didn't do.

Side: needed
2 points

i think it's a good thing to have cameras because what about if somebody steals somthing and they blame it on someone else for it. When theirs fights and one person starting running they want to know who that other person was.

Side: needed
2 points

Surveillance is needed at school, because what if someone were to trespass if we have cameras then we can get a image of how they look. Its also important because if theirs a fight they can just go look at the cameras to go see who started it and who was involved.

Side: needed
2 points

We all know the bathroom outside Mr.Lambert's room is the place where people smoke and get high. In turn, our school has set up video surveillance to watch what's going on. When kids start fights, our administrators can look back on the tapes to see who started it instead of the old fashioned "he -said-she-said" mess. You never get in trouble for texting on your phone if you're alone in the hallways just cause there are cameras all over the place. They are only used when necessary for the circumstances. Cameras just watch us, not rat us out unless we did some terrible ordeal. Or how about when students vandalize, they want to be able to catch them or atleast try to. Who really wants "Marcus Birch has great sex" written on the bathroom stalls? Administrators and some students are tired of stupid, immature people in our schools. Video surveillance can help.

Side: needed
1 point

I think it is great and will help the school catch the people that choose to break school rules.

Side: needed
1 point

Yes it is needed because there is alot of non school stuff going on, like people take drugs, skip school and for the most part the fights. So i think there should be surveillance in the school. But it dosent really matter to me because I stay out of trouble

Side: needed
1 point

The need of surveillance cameras at school has escalated entirely. There was a catastrophic amount of theft that took place last year and could not be resolved because there was no proof. I do realize that there is a privacy issue. Understand that our school would NEVER break a law by putting a camera somewhere it shouldn't be ex:bathroom, locker room, dressing rooms. Cameras alone will not solve the problem; there needs to be someone monitoring the feed so that theft can be PREVENTED.

Side: needed
1 point

I dont think it's a necessity, but it can only make our school safer. As a student, i feel better knowing that their are cameras watching in case something gets stolen or if fights are started. Cameras will also deter most people from committing crimes at school.

Side: needed
1 point

This may not be Oak Cliff, but it's still a school with so many different people and you never know when someone is going to decide to steal something or start a fight or even sell drugs because we all know that DOES happen here.

Side: needed
1 point

I think that having surveillance at school is pretty safe. Im pretty sure Mac doesnt want to lose all or some of their electronics such as laptops,projectors, and such and such. Therefore I think that surveillance cameras are more than safe,even though some students aren't OK with it.

Side: needed
0 points

i think that in mac there should be alot of cameras because there are always fights and people doin dum thangz in the restrooms. there is ways 2 many of them tho, i think there should be one on each end of every hall. not every 5 steps we take. and the rental cops they have dont do anythang, the only thing they edo is make me angry, every time im in the hall they ask 4 a pass or were im going. i always tell them that im goin 2 take a BOO BOO just so they will leave me alone.

~Los~

Side: needed
0 points

i think the level of security at schhol is needed because it protects people from getting hurt. also if someone gets blamed for doing something that they really didnt do, than the only way to be able to kinow if that person is lieing or not is to check the security cameras. with out the surveillance everyone would be fighting, or stealing, or doing things that should not be done in school. security cameras in school help the school know whats going on even when there are not any teachers around....

Side: needed
0 points

Surveillance cameras are need in the schools..because now a days people are during crazy things in the schools... like dealing drugs, fighting, bringing guns, smoking while school is going on...and thanks to the cameras you can catch all those people in action.. also the cameras are good for our protection.

Side: needed
2 points

The cameras are suppose to keep an eye o nthe school for "safety purpposes", but there are still those people that are going to find a way around them. With every camera system, there is always a blind spot and that is were every will go and do whatever they want to.

Side: Unwarranted (uncalled for)
1 point

I don't think that the surveillance is needed, No one actually sits in a room all day and watches the monitors to make sure nothing happens. If someone was actually watching the us all the time during the school day so that they could stop stuff from happening then the level of surveillance that we have would be acceptable. I can understand them having some security cameras around the school to make sure no one stays in the school after everyone else leaves, but the possibility of that happening is highly improbable. So the level of surveillance isn't needed.

Side: needed
-3 points
sheyan2009(9) Disputed
2 points

VICKY! i love you girl but DANG! that's naive.

Side: needed
-5 points
corgander(19) Disputed
4 points

But there are a lot of unfriendly people as well and it's not just that. Fights, drugs, and skipping are a big problem and the cameras help solve things especially when things get stolen.

Side: needed
dmurf13(13) Disputed
2 points

This is true, but there are those that come here and just want to ruin other people's day and experience here at school

Side: needed
2 points

good one man. i mean it is MAC, what can be so bad in this school.

Side: Unwarranted (uncalled for)
cheperdue09(10) Disputed
2 points

Shootings has happened at other schools, and it can happen anywhere. Its not just for criminals, it is to catch people who starts fights, stealing just things like.

Side: needed
2 points

OKAY SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PREDATOR,PEDOPHILE, OR STUDENT WITH A GUN COME IN OUR SCHOOL TO HARM US; CAMERAS COULD BE MONITORED AND THE POLICE COULD PREVENT ANYTHING FROM HAPPENING

Side: Unwarranted (uncalled for)
2 points

You have a good point there. I didn't even think of the possibilities of pedophiles coming onto the campus.

Side: Unwarranted (uncalled for)
-1 points

i feel you enoc. We are not in Oak Cliff or in any "gangster hood." We live in Irving, Texas people.

Side: Unwarranted (uncalled for)
-7 points
jaspatane(10) Disputed
2 points

hey chavez and enoc, what would you guys do if your laptop got stolen from the lunch room. wouldn't you guys want to look at the cameras to see who took it.

Side: needed
JavChavez(12) Disputed
0 points

Why would i do that? I'm at lunch so i would be eating instead of being on my laptop.

Side: Unwarranted (uncalled for)
jaspatane(10) Disputed
-1 points

why should we wait for the crime rate goes up. why not stop it before it happens. without the cameras, the crime rate will go up and than it would be too late. its better to prevent something than wait til it happens.

Side: needed