First and foremost

First and foremost, the presence of cameras in classrooms creates a negative, distrustful atmosphere. This negative atmosphere can impact both students and teachers. For example, according to source 1, students can feel like they are criminals when they see a camera. They are constantly being watched, similar to prisoners, with no freedom and privacy whatsoever. This can heavily impact students academic performance. If pupils believe that they are not being trusted and more restrictions are imposed on them, they will become divided and less focused on their studies. This is also held true for teachers. Teachers should have the authority to be in charge of a classroom and act in a professional way to deal with problems. But with the existence of cameras, they are stripped of that power, by being pressured to act within certain bounds. Furthermore, cameras can break the bond between teachers and students. For example, according to source 2, teachers often can assist and advise students on personal and sensitive problems, and form a relationship with pupils. Unfortunately, with classroom cameras, they can intrude into those relationships and negatively impact them. As a result, students tend to confide less in teachers when there is a camera present. Because teachers are crucial to helping pupils meet and fulfill private topics, a positive teacher-student relationship is a must.