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Cameras, Cameras Everywhere
Salomon Says

Cameras, Cameras Everywhere

How much surveillance do you use?

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Published: February 27, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 16

(16) Anonymous, March 21, 2011 11:32 AM

surveillance at school for the staff

I work at a religous school which uses cameras on every area of the playground supposedly "for security" and staff are constantly reminded - becareful what you do you are on camera and talking between staff is strongly discouraged. The feeling that you are not trusted to do your job that you need to be watched and on then you will do your job well breeds comtempt and anger amongst the staff. There is disbelief from the parents who are often unaware that they and the staff are "on camera". The need to talk to another adult in your teaching day is as neccessary as eating or drinking and will take place regardless - so allow time for this and avoid the constant _ "you are being watched" > A good teacher will do their job regardless of camera or no camera.!!!!!!!!!!!!

(15) TMay, March 10, 2011 10:32 PM

normal vs abnormal times

During normal times, there is not the need for cameras in the home. I think that kind of surveillance brings suspicion and negativity into the house. Communication, relationship, common sense, and intuition should be enough. If that is not working then try therapy to improve communication, or putting lock on doors. If circumstances arrive that make one suspicious such as bruises on an elderly person, or large amounts of money disappearing, or treasured items in the house disappearing, then one might consider resorting to that.

(14) Richard Allinger, March 3, 2011 4:20 PM

Hashem sees, hears & watches over us...

Be careful little eyes what you see. Be careful little ears what you hear. For Hashem is up above looking down in love...so be careful little eyes what you see and ears what you hear! Happy Passover 5771...pray for the peace Jerusalem.

(13) Anonymous, March 3, 2011 3:47 AM

trust must be earned

Gavriel, trust is not a freebie. It must be earned. If you 'trust' a family member who has demonstrated by his behavior that he is not trustworthy then you are no different from the ostrich who has his head buried in the sand. The message one needs to convey is "I will treat you with trust as long as you behave in ways that demonstrate your trustworthiness." Children can sense a pushover in a second and will take full advantage of it, to their own detriment. Give trust and you'll get trust only works in a situation where there is trustworthiness.

(12) Anonymous, March 3, 2011 3:45 AM

be your own camera

This example can be paralleled to a person driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone, and slows down when they see a police car waiting in a crevice on the side of the road. Why do they stop? not because they felt bad that they were driving so fast, rather because they fear the punishment they will receive from the police officer when he catches him speeding. We need to live our lives doing what's right because it is right and not worry about the other people in our lives who may make us nervous. Realize that hashem is watching us every second of every day. We dont need to substitute His awe with a simple person who, in truth, has no real power. Fear G-d because He is G-d. He is awesome and almighty. I think in addition to the many comments written about watching out for others, we need to look out for ourselves. Be your own camera. If you are not able to make good decisions on your own, sometimes it is appropriate to place in your mind someone that you respect in front of you and say what would they think if they were here? In regard to children, trust is important, but even the good kids need some watching over. Kids dont like to feel completely stranded and on their own. It feels good every once in a while to know that someone is out there checking up on them, and this will help keep them on track. We shouldnt stifle them with preying eyes, but every now and then it wouldnt hurt to ask them whats going on and what theyre doing on the computer, who their talking to, etc....

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