Would you think twice about committing a crime if you knew everyone had a camera? I’ve often wondered if the proliferation of camera phones will have any impact on anti-social or criminal behaviour. Steve Rubel points to a great example:
The Board of Education in Jersey has a major PR nightmare on their hands thanks to a student with a cameraphone. The state may toughen its policy on use of cameraphones in schools, after a videotape [sic] showing a high school teacher screaming at his students to show respect for the national anthem–and then pulling the chair from underneath one student who refused to stand–was posted on several Web sites.
I’m not sure that behaviour is criminal and the kids are clearly being idiots. However, the teacher steps over the line and has had his actions documented. As Steve says, “Nothing is sacred anymore from making it to the Web. What’s inside is outside. Get used to it.” That goes double for Fred Durst.