No video streaming for splash pad
How excited I was to hear that the splash pad in Fuquay-Varina was set to open in a few days, until I read the following, “Activity at the splash pad can be seen on a live video stream.” What? I don’t understand why there would be a live stream of children playing in their bathing suits for any pedophile, sex offender or other weirdo to watch. What parent would be comfortable letting his or her child play with a row of strange people, who are not there with their own children, sitting watching with their cellphone cameras pointed at them while they played?
I think this is a horrible idea. Sure, in any public setting, there can be people in attendance with bad intentions. But having this live video stream will provide the anonymity and ease of access that will make this an easy target for those with evil intentions. The risk of abuse seems to outweigh any benefit.
Surveillance by police or other town officials is understandable and seems reasonable, but I would ask those who put this in place to revisit the prudence of access by the public at large.
Nytasha Tobias, Holly Springs