ID Chips to Track Students at School?
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|Thu, 10-11-2012 - 12:10pm|
The Student Locator Project, which launched on Oct 1. at a San Antonio high school and middle school and could be extended to as many as 112 schools, tracks student whereabouts using embedded RFID (radio-frequency identification) chips on student ID badges.
PC World reports:
"Unlike passive chips that transmit data only when scanned by a reader, these chips have batteries and broadcast a constant signal so they can track students' exact locations on school property, down to where they're sitting -- whether it's at a desk, in a counselor's office, or on the toilet."
I think I'd have a fit if one of my children were required to wear such a thing. It just seems way over the top (not to mention a huge waste of money, imo). What do you think about it?