PUTRAJAYA: Closed-circuit television cameras can help reduce bullying incidents in schools.
Unfortunately, not all schools can afford to have the devices installed in their premises, Education director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom said yesterday.
"Of course, schools can have the CCTVs, but they have to buy it using the money collected through the parent-teacher association.
"At present, we don't have plans to purchase CCTVs as our emphasis is more on holistic approaches for the sound education of our children.
"But if schools can afford it, why not? I think CCTVs can help in so many ways. If they are installed in the school hostels, I am sure bullying incidents can be reduced."
He was commenting on an incident at a secondary school in Dalat, Mukah, a coastal town in central Sarawak, where a Form Five student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Oya had lodged a report on Feb 23 claiming that 10 Sixth Formers had assaulted him at the school's boarding house.
A recording of the three-minute incident had been uploaded on YouTube and was titled "SMK Oya-style wrestling".
Police have sent the investigation papers to the Attorney-General's Chambers.
Alimuddin will be going to the school this week after receiving a complete report from its headmaster and the state education director.
Sourced from NST Online.
Ok. Wow. What happened already?
Aku dok 5 tahun kat hostel skolah xde pe pun… I mean, seriously. R u sure nak pasang cctv ni? Ok fine, pro…bably ada some pros behind this measure. Kut2 ada drug addict curi2 masuk hostel curi barang ke (xpyh ada kawad pencerobohan cam kat ssp dulu) kes2 org minyak ke, nak teropong ayam sapa sebenarnya yg bertelur kat atas katil syu/seri/ntah tak ingat sapa budak delima tu, something to that effect, I think can lah.
But as spycam for students? Come on, kalo mende cni pasang kat girls school, silap2 org yg monitor cctv tu buat duit jual video budak pompuan p toilet/mandi/tido. Silap2 ada kes Elizabeth Wong lagi.
Xtau la budak laki kan, if they bully sampai koma budak tu kes2 terpencil la, tp kalo girls’ school, setakat merangkak bawah katil yg berabuk xhengat sambil pakai tshirt putih dan menyanyi, tiup kipas siling sampai bergerak, tiru bunyi ayam alarm clock depan satu kelas senior, juz utk nak dapat senior’s signatures is sooo biasa. N 1st year kalo mandi pukul 4.30pagi hari2 pun adalah sesuatu yg normal.
Anyway, kejap je mende2 tuh. 1st year je. Silap2 2-3 bulan je nak kena kacau pun.
Tapi boys school I dunno to what extent is normal lah, tonyoh muka masuk toilet bowl tu agak kerap aku dgr. Yg tu mcm kesian.
Ikut pandai la labu, juz kalo they install those cctvs in girls’ schools, aku rasa aku hantar my girls (eceh berangan anak pompuan byk) to daily school je.