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Fancy watching classroom high jinks in China? Just get online

Cameras broadcast lessons, student antics and lax teachers. Beijing hasn't found a way around the privacy issue.

Many students see the live-streaming of their classroom proceedings as an intrusion, prompting a broader debate in China about privacy, educational ethics and the perils of helicopter parenting.


IN the halls of Yuzhou No. 1 High School in central China, students refer to them simply as "the cameras". When the first bell sounds before 7 am, their fish-eye lenses spring to life, broadcasting live as students sit at their desks and measure geometric angles, pass notes or...

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