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Posted by Sebastian on Feb 10, 2005
Without the consent of the parents, students at the Brittan Elementary School, California has been required to wear RFID badges that can track and maintain records of their movements on the campus.
The system - which is provided by The Incom Corporation - was imposed by the school as a way to simplify attendance-taking and potentially reduce vandalism and improve student safety. Furthermore, principal Earnie Graham hopes to eventually add bar codes to the existing ID's so that students can use them to pay for cafeteria meals and check out library books.
However, a group of angry parents, backed up by the American Civil Liberties Union, is fighting the school board's decision to tag the students. The parents want to base their children's upbringing on trust - not on surveillance.