In a move that shows a blatant disregard for civil liberties and personal freedoms, a Rhode Island school district will be testing out a program that monitor’s student movement via RFID chips in backpacks. Right now, 80 children are using the RFID-equipped backpacks. Buses will also receive GPS units.
Parents and faculty will be able to login to a system to find out where their children currently are and where they have been. Tracking buses is one thing but this is just too big an invasion of privacy. Watching your kids all the time is the sign of someone or something that is insecure and a paranoid freak. Hopefully the pilot program will get canned before it goes any further.