Hidden Camera ,WOW! A parent just the other day asked me what I thought of a nanny cam.
I was completely honest when I replied, “Fine, if anything, it’s to my advantage.” I don’t mind being watched on a hidden camera and I actually would prefer it. I am a firm believer that you treat children with respect. If you get upset with something, then you walk away. This is why it’s so important to have a space where a child can be left alone without being harmed. If you are a person who has a bad temper, then this position is not for you. It also helps to have the appropriate interview with the prospective nanny. If you don’t think that a nanny cam or hidden camera is right for your family, then make unexpected visits to your house or when the nanny is out with your child. Also, always follow your gut when you think something is wrong. Most nannies don’t mind being watched on a hidden camera. They just want to know about it before taking on the job. You should also speak with an attorney in the state that you live to ensure compliance with your state’s laws about spy cameras or a hidden camera and to put together a no-right-to-privacy statement for the nanny before your family hires this person.
There are also some risks when placing a nanny cam in your home.
After going to YouTube and searching nanny cam, I have to say that I was shocked at the footage that was out there. I have a responsibility as a professional nanny to make parents aware of what is going on and to help you as a parent to identify problems before they become a serious issue. Here are a few videos. I must warn you they are graphic.