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Children already have a tracking device on them that is far more invasive than the passive RFID technology you mention - cell phones. Our US Government monitors the messages and locations of cell phones. GPS in the phones can provide location information down to 10 ft.
When I think about the events surrounding the columbine shooting, I feel the limited tracking (basically when the child enters or leaves an outfitted door) is a great idea. In fact, we should prepare our children for their future. Every major company in America already requires these tags for their employees entering and leaving their buildings. Shouldn't we use the technology, rather than spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt.
Thanks for your comment. It's true that cell phones are being allowed to become tracking beacons in a way that Americans of previous generations would see as positively Soviet.We don't think cell phones should become 24/7 tracking beacons. And just because that is happening now, we shouldn't throw up our hands and just accept every use of technology for tracking people in other ways. There are good & bad uses of every technology, a lot depends on exactly how they are used; tracking arrival (and sometimes departure) from work buildings does not seem so bad to me considering people already check in & out one way or another at work.
Children and adults in schools are already being tracked by our US government via cell phones. Message are monitored, GPS can be used to help track you down to 10 ft.
When I think about the Columbine shooting, passive RFID is a great idea to track who is inside the building and who is outside. Or, who got on the bus or who didn't.
We should be preparing our children for the future, not scaring them. Every major corporation today (including public government agencies) require their employees to carry RFID id cards for accessing building.
This article doesn't face the reality of our society nor does it put passive RFID for id cards in context of why it being used and on who. Our children must do many things according to our government - like go to school. Therefore if children are mandated to do so, those governing bodies should be allowed to automate how they account for them. Once our children turn 17-18 they must have these cards to get into work.
Forgive me if I missed something, but I believe you've made a slight geographical error. The source article clearly states that Northside is in Bexar County, which is in Texas, near San Antonio, hence why source article is on the website of the San Antonio express.
You are right, thanks for pointing out my error. I have corrected it.
Enhanced Drivers Licenses, required to cross the Canadian and Mexican borders without a passport, contain RFID chips. In Vermont, we provide people with a metallic envelope so that the RFID chips cannot be accessed without removing the license from the envelope.
They're going too far! If we don't stop them, then they could become very perverted.
I do not believe they have the right to require anyone to wear a chipped card. In this case do school employees wear the chips?
This is a violation of privacy
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