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Poll: Should CCTV be installed in Irish creches?

The idea has been mooted in light of revelations in this week’s Prime Time investigation.

Image: Kids Creche via Shutterstock

TWO OF THE creches at the centre of this week’s controversy about the mistreatment of children in their care have decided to install CCTV systems as part of wider moves to satisfy parents.

In fact, some creches already have CCTV in their properties but the footage is not streamed online.

Links Creche says it is looking at a system which would allow parents to install a password-protected app so they could check in on their child at any time of the day.

However, one Labour TD described the idea is unworkable. The Daily Mail today reports that Ciara Conway believes such a move could infringe upon the rights of employees, as well as parents who may not want their children recorded in this manner.

What do you think? Is it a good idea? Should CCTV be installed in Irish creches?

Poll Results:

Yes, but footage should not be streamed (1953)
No (1377)
Yes, and footage should be streamed (807)
I don't know (620)

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