RFID Chips in School Uniforms Track Students

Parents already have a way to monitor kids’ phone calls and text messages, and soon they might have the means to track children wearing school uniforms.

An English manufacturer of uniforms is considering adding satellite tracking devices to its line of school clothing so that parents can locate their child’s whereabouts at all times, according to an article from the Daily Telegraph in Australia. The manufacturer, Lancashire-based Trutex, believes there is a demand for such clothing. In a recent survey of its own, the company found that 59 percent of 800 parents surveyed were interested in buying uniforms with embedded Global Positioning Systems.

Still, it seems unlikely that a teenager would willingly wear a GPS-laced outfit. According to the article, only half of kids 12 and under (who were surveyed) said that they wouldn’t mind wearing the clothes.

Source: News.com

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Posted in Civil liberties and human rights, Education, History, Technology, United States
2 comments on “RFID Chips in School Uniforms Track Students
  1. Iranian Ajax says:

    Wow….there isn’t a single original thought on this blog. It is a cut and paste job of articles…..Why would I read this stuff when I can just go to the source.

    Iranian Ajax

  2. Chris says:

    As a parent I was behind the idea of school uniforms but thought it was going to be expensive. It really wasn’t bad. My kid even likes fitting in.

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