RFID tag the school kid

This kind of thing has been in the air for some time now, but reading about it at pilot stage sets my emotional frequency ID to sad:

"Osaka - A primary school in Wakayama Prefecture will provide electronic tags on students' belongings that will help parents and teachers monitor their safety on the way to and from school, a local bureau of the telecommunications ministry said Wednesday.

The tags - similar to those used for merchandise at retailers and wholesalers for inventory control - will be attached to students' school bags or nameplates, while tag readers will be installed at the school gate and locations the parents and teachers think could be dangerous"


July 08, 2004 | 09:27 PM