Barcoding Inc.

August 31st, 2010

RFID in Preschools?

Recently, we discussed the potential use of RFID chips with high-schoolers in New Caanan, Connecticut. Now, school officials in Contra Costa County, CA have decided to test RFID tracking on preschoolers with a federal grant that they received.

During school hours, students will wear an RFID jersey that tracks their movement and collects data, such as whether or not the child has eaten. The idea is that RFID tracking will save costs, since teachers used to have to manually keep track of attendance and meal schedules.

In fact, with the RFID chips, every movement the child makes is capable of being tracked. Unlike with high-schoolers, preschoolers won’t be able to understand the implications and ramifications of the study. Personally, I’m wondering what say parents will have in their child’s participation.

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