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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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  • SundayStoleYourCookieDough 2012/03/27 14:33:04
    Scary
    SundayStoleYourCookieDough
    +2
    OH MY EFFING GOD this is so corrupt i don't even
    all faith in humanity = lost
  • LADY LI... SundayS... 2012/03/27 19:58:43
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    NO! I WON'T VOLUNTEER TO BE CATTLE!
  • Somethi... SundayS... 2012/03/27 20:38:13
    Something Sea
    Sunday, 2012 is the ressurection of humanity. There is Hope :)
  • ticlo7 2012/03/27 14:30:32
    Scary
    ticlo7
    +4
    Never come to Britain, never come to Britain, good Lord please don't come to Britain...
  • God ble... ticlo7 2012/03/27 14:38:38
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    it is probably already there.
  • Papillon ticlo7 2012/03/27 16:45:53
  • ticlo7 Papillon 2012/03/28 10:47:04
    ticlo7
    Then I'm surprised nobody here is even aware of it...either it's only in selected schools or it doesn't work.
  • LADY LI... ticlo7 2012/03/27 19:59:18
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    NO! I WON'T VOLUNTEER TO BE CATTLE!
  • D D 2012/03/27 14:30:14
    Scary
    D D
    +4
    It isn't just school uniforms. RFID chips are in the clothes we buy from Walmart. Walmart is the #1 user of RFID chips. They started it for inventory and theft reasons, but now that they have teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security, it is for bigger reasons. don't believe me? Information about it isn't hard to find on the web.
  • God ble... D D 2012/03/27 14:37:59 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    and so how does the consumer look for/locate such things and begin an epic class action lawsuit ?

    We do not shop at Wal-Mart for clothing, however..if it is already in Wal-Mart clothing it is probably located in other imported and possibly domestic clothes as well.
  • D D God ble... 2012/03/27 16:44:59
    D D
    Oh, for sure. These chips are used beyond Walmart. These chips are in things you wouldn't believe.

    They have been around for sometime and I don't think the ACLU has a problem with them.
  • Rdtourist D D 2012/03/27 16:24:25
    Rdtourist
    +1
    Product protection passive RFIDs have a range of under a meter, get a life.
  • D D Rdtourist 2012/03/27 16:42:01
    D D
    They are with the Department of Homeland Security and their RFID chips are more sophisticated that "product protection passive RFID's".
  • Papillon Rdtourist 2012/03/27 16:50:03
  • D D Papillon 2012/03/28 09:11:25
    D D
    Such chips are put in peoples pacemakers and a doctor can monitor/look at it from miles away,. Miles.
  • Papillon D D 2012/03/29 02:04:32
  • LADY LI... D D 2012/03/27 20:00:16
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    NO! I WON'T VOLUNTEER TO BE CATTLE!
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/03/27 14:14:08
    Scary
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +1
    Unless there is a history of serious problems or a medical condition that needs to be watched.
  • LADY LI... jmc0780... 2012/03/27 20:01:46
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    NO! I WON'T VOLUNTEER TO BE CATTLE!

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