Cameras in the Day Care Classroom: The Latest Web Craze
But, Sparrow insists, while web cameras are not watchdog systems, they could offer this side benefit, he says.
However, "in most facilities, teachers end up liking the system because they now get recognition," he says. "Teachers often don't get enough contact with parents, and this technology helps keep parents involved in child development."
Web cameras have been in place at the Cambridge Prep School on Jacksonville, Fla., since it opened two years ago.
"We love it and the parents love it," says owner Eve Kratsaf. "Parents and even grandparents can send emails to the center and can stay in touch while they are at work," she tells WebMD. "This way, parents are part of their child's day and can talk about the particulars with them at night."