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Microchipped School Uniforms: Smart or Scary?

News 2012/03/27 13:00:00
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Anxious American, have no fear. This news comes to us from Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil, where The Associated Press reports 25 public schools are installing tracking devices into their students' uniforms. The devices will notify parents, via text message, whenever their child enters the school grounds and when the child is 20 minutes late. It's expected to be implemented next year, and is costing the government $670,000.

The city's education secretary, Coriolano Moraes, told AP, "We noticed that many parents would bring their children to school but would not see if they actually entered the building because they always left in a hurry to get to work on time. They would always be surprised when told of the number times their children skipped class. I believe we may be setting a trend because we have received many requests from all over Brazil for information on how our system works." Do you think microchipping school uniforms is a smart tactic -- or just plain creepy?


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  • k.l.white1 2012/03/27 16:44:31 (edited)
    Smart
    k.l.white1
    +11
    if the chip also notifies when the student leaves the school grounds-great. but i see kids having a change of clothes in their backpack, slipping into the bathroom to change and leaving the uniform stashed behind a trash can or something, to be picked up later when they come back to change b4 being picked up or riding the bus home.

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  • roshi hon 2012/06/05 19:57:48
    Scary
    roshi hon
    So scary
  • Jerry Kane 2012/05/07 17:13:27
  • John Freeman 2012/04/27 20:12:33
    Scary
    John Freeman
    Well its nice to know "educational centres" are continuing their way toward fascism, just like everything else.

    Oh but its for your safety, or course. >->

    (next up; Brazilian students commit suicide from severe depression. Must've been the music they were listening to...)
  • jackie 2012/04/27 08:16:15
    Scary
    jackie
    +1
    They are soon going to microchip us in our skin.
  • John Fr... jackie 2012/04/27 20:15:16
    John Freeman
    For some people, they already are.
  • RocPaperScizors 2012/04/02 17:38:21
    Scary
    RocPaperScizors
    If it was because of an epidemic of child abductions, sure it could work. But com'on, for skipping? If the child doesn't go to school, he/she will learn the hard way by acquiring a dead end job. Seriously, I would just buy another one of those vests, and keep the one with the chip in my locker. There are many ways to cheat the system. What a waste of money.
  • Spider Bite:F 2012/04/01 06:58:20
    Scary
    Spider Bite:F
    +2
    what if someone throws their uniforms into the sewers? will people try to rescue them, thinking it's a couple of murdered girls?
  • Maleficent 2012/03/29 23:24:36
    Smart
    Maleficent
    +1
    this may let students know if they are late or not.
  • Soup Man 2012/03/29 16:21:04
    Smart
    Soup Man
    +1
    Better yet pill implants for GPS tracking
  • Mz Understood 2012/03/29 15:34:00
    Scary
    Mz Understood
    But sadly, it's kind of smart as well.
  • Buzzymuzzwelle 2012/03/29 15:27:11
    Scary
    Buzzymuzzwelle
    First the kids then the parents. Teachers, "leave those kids alone". All in all it's just another brick in the wall. Buzzy
  • bettyboop 2012/03/29 15:24:33
    Smart
    bettyboop
    With so many child abductions going on, this very well may save a child's life.
  • Michaelene 2012/03/29 15:17:33
    Scary
    Michaelene
    Brazil, go figure. I'm sure this administration thinks it's a great idea too.

    This is a very sick idea but it's not like we weren't warned about it coming.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/03/29 14:57:47
    Scary
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +1
    Getting us used to centralized security. There are better ways to handle security in and around school. This kind of tracking is not one of them.
  • ScarletSpeedsta 2012/03/29 14:35:38
    Smart
    ScarletSpeedsta
    It would be extremely convenient in terms of missing childrens cases. And it would not effect the children that went to class or had parents who were aware that the child would be leaving school grounds because it only notify's the parents that the child has left not where they have gone, which is important.
  • concerned dude 2012/03/29 13:25:30
    Smart
    concerned dude
    smart if they have the money to do it. I love using technology this way. Imagine if a child gets kidnapped the parents and police will know where they go. Also, what's the problem? If kids are supposed to be in school and skip what's the difference between a truancy officer tracking them or technology? I love it. Where can I get one for my kids?
  • Aksana 2012/03/29 12:08:37
    Smart
    Aksana
    l love them
  • Josh 2012/03/29 10:28:52
    Scary
    Josh
    +1
    Dont wake the Thought Police.
  • deputydillhole 2012/03/29 10:03:41
    Scary
    deputydillhole
    +1
    Youtube this - Mythbusters banned from talking about RFID chip by Visa and MC
  • diana.dianapopescu 2012/03/29 08:44:01
    Scary
    diana.dianapopescu
    +1
    These are the ugliest uniformes I've ever seen.
  • Michael Hertel 2012/03/29 08:33:49
    Smart
    Michael Hertel
    but under the skin might be better.
  • Notsodj 2012/03/29 08:08:29
    Scary
    Notsodj
    +1
    I'm all for school uniforms, but microchips? Really?
  • Massaro1150 2012/03/29 08:01:08
    Smart
    Massaro1150
    I' sure kids can get around this.--but ask any parent of a missing child if it's smart or scary and let them decide.
  • ↓←↑♣→NVL←♣↑→↓ 2012/03/29 04:52:39
    Scary
    ↓←↑♣→NVL←♣↑→↓
    +2
    We have something almost like that here in some schools. School IDs with GPS chips that do the same thing, I heard some schools in San Diego and some schools in Tecas and Arizona are doing it as well, and it is meant for the same purpose, to see if the kids skipped school, their late, etc
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/03/29 04:17:56 (edited)
    Smart
    MOMMA THOMAS
    IF SCHOOLS ARE DESPERATE FOR ADA FUNDS......THEY'LL HAVE TO PUT THE CHIPS IN THE LITTLE DITCHERS! ....IN SOME COUNTRIES WHERE KIDNAPPING IS PREVALENT, CHIPS ARE A REALITY.
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/03/29 03:40:32
    Scary
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +2
    Big Brother? No thanks. If a parent wants to use a similar device for their own children, fine. The Government has no such authority nor should they.
  • BonnieDeutsch 2012/03/29 03:06:14
    Smart
    BonnieDeutsch
    WAIT A MINUTE ! Why is the government paying for this ? Where are the parents ?
    They are sending their children to schools that wear uniforms, they can certainly pay for "a chip" for the safety of their children.
  • Mr.Hood... BonnieD... 2012/03/29 11:55:38
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +1
    The parents don't want it. The government does.
  • BonnieD... Mr.Hood... 2012/03/29 17:20:28
    BonnieDeutsch
    Well, I don't know about you, but in the last few years Americans have joined together and made their voices heard. So, if they don't want these chips, how about some
    protests or sign some petitions ?
    Are your children involved ?
    Thanks for your comments now and always.
  • Mr.Hood... BonnieD... 2012/03/29 20:08:54
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +1
    When is the last time our government or any other cared about protest or signed petitions? America hates the TSA but its still here. We complained about NDAA but it still got signed. We complain and protest wars but they still go on. My children would never be involved in being tracked like cattle. I'm with you when it comes to resisting stuff like this.
  • BonnieD... Mr.Hood... 2012/03/30 18:06:28
    BonnieDeutsch
    +1
    Good ponts, but let's look at the influence that the" tea party" had on our last election or the "million man march".And what about the "arab spring?"
    I can't say anything about the "take back wall street" because they weren't organized.
    Again, you made some very good points, thank you and looking forward to more conversations.
  • Mr.Hood... BonnieD... 2012/03/30 22:12:40
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +1
    The idea of freedom will never die so one day we will unite as people sometime in the future. We both may be dead and gone by then though lol.
  • BonnieD... Mr.Hood... 2012/03/31 03:03:46
    BonnieDeutsch
    Well, I will be doing whatever I can to fight for the freedom our forefathers sacrificed and died for.
    Great hearing from you.
  • Earthling 2012/03/29 02:55:42
    Scary
    Earthling
    +6
    2 or 3 more generations and they'll be chipping the kids, and no one will think anything of it. Each successive generation is used to more and more government scrutiny and less and less privacy. Big brother is here already, just taking his time.
  • Bill Earthling 2012/03/29 03:36:19
    Bill
    +1
    Very well said. Track us from cradle to grave.
  • Minarchist 2012/03/29 02:51:44
    Scary
    Minarchist
    +3
    cut the chip out and stick it in the locker
  • Mel 2012/03/29 02:40:13
    Scary
    Mel
    +3
    That is Big Brother personified
  • Royo 2012/03/29 02:38:42
    Scary
    Royo
    +5
    That's.... not okay at all. I don't think adult men and women would like to have to wear microchipped Work uniforms.
  • Bill Royo 2012/03/29 03:37:38
    Bill
    +2
    Wait for it. It's on the way.Soon
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