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Why School Buses Need Cameras

Today, school bus systems need security cameras. Wireless security cameras can prove to be great safety devices on every school bus. With so many children riding one single school bus, it’s hard for school personnel to constantly monitor what’s going on, especially if there is only one school bus driver and not enough assistance.

State budget cuts across the nation have necessitated the need for security cameras on school bus systems, as school districts already squeezed for cash must operate with limited personnel and face rising operating costs such as gasoline.

What can these security cameras detect? Security cameras on school buses can help deter bullying, unsafe behavior, criminal activity, and even violence. If even one child is put in danger, it could be an unsafe environment for the school children, as well as the school staff, and create legal issues for everyone involved.

Without the use of a security camera, the children may be put in danger and authorities wouldn’t have any evidence as to how or why. This is also an excellent tool in ensuring the poor actions of one child riding a school bus aren’t allowed to continue. The passenger creating the problem(s) can be prohibited from riding the bus if his or her actions are confirmed through the security camera footage. This can make parents feel more at ease about their youngsters riding long bus routes each day. A simple security camera is one small measure to ensure the safety of
thousands of children.

Security cameras have worked for school bus systems in the past. There have been incidences where a child was abused or hurt, and the camera on the bus captured the action so the person responsible was caught and removed from the school system. The safety of children can depend on increased security and the use of a security
is one of those measures.

Parents may consider security cameras on a bus an infringement of a child’s right to privacy. This is not the intention of the security camera. It would solely be there to ensure his or her safety and nothing more. It would not be considered a spying device, but rather a safety and security measure. Children cannot care for themselves in the same manner as adults, and need heightened security in order to ensure their safety. Security cameras are not a threat, but are instead a gift that’s put there to act as a “virtual security guard” for all of the children.

With more children and less supervision, a security camera may be the best device
for everyone’s safety. When purchased in bulk for a fleet of buses, security cameras can be an affordable alternative to more staffing. After all, there’s nothing more important than the safety of our nation’s children.

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