Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility to utilize image
data recorded and accumulated from CCTV at child care centers.
Methods: Literature reviews, consultations and workshops with scholars
studying child development, legal professionals, and engineers, focus group
interviews with professionals working with young children, and surveys targeting
parents, directors and teachers were implemented.
Results: It was found the big data from CCTV at child care centers can be used
to make policies and implement research as a secondary data set after
anonymization. Extracting implicit and useful data from images stored on CCTV
is technically feasible. Also, it can be legally guaranteed to analyze the data under
the condition of acquiring informed consents.
Conclusion/Implications: It was likely to utilize image data from CCTV at child
care centers as a secondary data set in order for policy development and scholarly
purposes, after overcoming obstacles of the budget for additional infrastructures
and consents of information holders.