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Pickles said he isn’t necessarily against putting cameras in bathrooms, but argued that parents and children have to agree and there needs to be a robust watchdog authority to make sure youngsters’ privacy isn’t being invaded.
Bowes, the principal of King Ecgbert’s, said she has received no complaints.
"Everyone knew about the cameras in the bathroom," said Jess Hogg, who graduated from King Ecgbert last year. In a series of Facebook messages, the 19-year-old said: "Personally it made me feel a little uncomfortable, but then safe at the same time.
"Uncomfortable because I didn’t know where they were in the bathroom ... safe just in case (there) was any trouble in school."
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