CCTV security warning after pupils shown live online

Footage of pupils at four British schools was broadcast online, prompting a warning from the privacy watchdog. Video from more than 500 surveillance cameras installed in UK schools, factories, businesses and homes is being streamed on a public website. Images of children at the British schools were available on the US site, Insecam.org, where users can browse unsecured cameras.

CCTV cameras can be easily accessed if the default password is not changed. St Mary's Catholic Academy in Blackpool, which has cameras in the playground, entrances and school corridors, was featured as was Christ The King Academy primary and Highfield Leadership Academy also in Blackpool. The schools have addressed the problem.

The site also featured footage from a fourth unidentified school in the southeast showing students,...

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