Do Nanny Cams Violate Privacy or Help Protect Innocent Children?
“Really!?” This was all that I could gasp as my jaw dropped, and my hand flew up to cover my mouth, while my eyes witnessed this horrific and terrifying act. Captured on video, that is posted below, is an aggressive nanny forcing a bottle into a helpless, infant’s mouth, while propped up in a baby seat on the floor. The infant refuses to take the bottle, as most infants do at some point, and begins to cry. But instead of holding the baby and nurturing her, what does the nanny do? She slaps the baby in the face and on the legs, eventually yanking her up.
Not only was this witnessed by an older child, possibly the baby’s sibling, while sitting on the couch, but by the baby’s mother as well. The Staten Island family had their suspicions, so they decided to install a hidden camera into a carbon monoxide detector that was connected to a remote feed. This enabled the baby’s mother to witness the actual abuse. The mother rushed home and confronted the nanny, known as Mamura Nasirova, aged 52, native of Uzbekistan, and then contacted police. The family also posted the video below on YouTube.
Nasirova was arrested at the family’s home, and according to the New York Post, she fought with police as they tried to cuff her. Mamura was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest.
The baby girl suffered redness and swelling as a result of the abuse.
What would you do if that was your baby? I wonder what the nanny was actually saying while she was participating in the abuse.
I praise the family for having the gumption to install a hidden “nanny cam,” but could the abuse have been prevented altogether? What if the family had installed the camera when the nanny first started with the family, and told the nanny that she was being videoed? Do you think the nanny would have behaved differently?
What about the other child that witnessed the abuse? How will this affect him or her?
Do you think the family did the right thing by posting their video on YouTube?
I am extremely opinionated about this, as I'm sure most of you are, and I am looking forward to your thoughts. Let's talk!
WARNING: Video contains disturbing images. View discretion is advised.
Posted by Ginger Hill on Feb 11, 2013