A San Antonio school district will soon be requiring their students to wear id’s that contain RFID chips so that they can monitor where students are located anywhere on campus. Some parents like the idea but other parents do not and there are several privacy groups that agree.
Watch CBN’s report on this:
I really don’t like the idea of this at all. And while I disagree with the one student’s religious reason for not wearing the badge, she is right about it normalizing students into being OK with giving up their right to privacy. I mean, what if a student wants to see the school counselor? Shouldn’t that student have the right to do that privately?
This kind of power being placed in the hands of school administrators/faculty members is just waiting to be abused, no matter the good intentions of those implementing the system now. And it’s going to create a hyper sensitive relationship between students and “monitors” in the school, so much so that it wouldn’t surprise me if all the badges ended up in toilets around the school.
I’d be pulling my kid out of this school system.