Trials of RFID tagging of schoolchildren has just begun at Hungerhill School in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Ten kids have had these microchips sewn into their uniforms, which now allows the school computer to track them, ensure they are in the correct classroom, provide information to supply teachers about troublemakers, and restrict them from various areas of the school.
Not everyone’s impressed. “Tagging is what we do to criminals we let out of prison early,” said David Cleater, from Leave Them Kids Alone. Ahh yes, but some of those schoolkids are criminals…
Mind you, it’s unlikely to be foolproof. I can imagine the good kids being forced to carry around a load of tagged uniform so that others can truant.
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