Gone way too far


This is really, really scary. Students in Santa Fe are now forced to carry an ID badge that includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag so that the schools AND police can track children’s every movement.

Yes, it is important that children attend school, obviously. But this is drastic and it is a total invasion of privacy. The truth, at least this is what I am placing my bet on, is that geo-location will become ubiquitous in the near future, especially for children. But this has gone too far, and it needs to change. There are better ways to accomplish this same intention. One way is to use software, and mobile devices that many children already have, so that it is less obtrusive. It’s hard enough to be a teenager, let alone the teenager with a tracking device around your neck.

Another HUGE issue here is that it’s not the parents who are the one’s who get to monitor their children’s location, it’s officials like school and police officers. This is getting out of hand, and someone needs to come up with a solution that doesn’t make children feel violated and therefore don’t hate, and that parents actually approve so that everyone can be happy.

Please comment and let us all know how you feel.