Yikes! Japan and Disney World are starting to tag kids. Anybody who has lost a kid in a crowd, will understand the sentiment behind this. Anyone who imagines wearing one of these things and making their location information permanently available to anyone (parents, spouse, employer, retail stores, government, etc), can imagine how scary this could be.
Are there any rules or laws about tagging kids with electronic tracking devices? Can they get rid of them when they are 18? How would your life as a 16 year old have been different if you knew your parents could tell exactly where you were at all times?
On the other hand, are you more technology saavy than your 16 year old? How would parents get them to buy into this? Lock it to their ankle? Or only provide a cell phone that comes with tracking?
(Note, I know RFID isn’t up to universal tracking but the technology to do so is out there.)
Japan: Schoolkids to be tagged with RFID chips – News & Technology – CNETAsia