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Video Information and Comprehension Questions
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Right to Privacy?

The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.

Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • Many consider the use of surveillance cameras an infringement of their rights. As you watch the program, think about your rights as a United States citizen. Are these rights limited or unlimited? Who or what determines these limits?
  • Listen to arguments for and against the use of video-surveillance technology. Questions to consider after watching the video:
  • Some people fear that governments may use video-surveillance systems to control citizens. Debate the pros and cons of public surveillance systems from the points of view of the government, the community, and the individual.
  • Discuss the extent to which private companies should be permitted to use surveillance equipment.
Suggested activity
Make a list of the areas in your community with video surveillance. As a class, reach a consensus regarding where the use of this technology would be acceptable and unacceptable.