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Texas schools use rfid chips to track students

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  1. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    Texas schools punish students who refuse to be tracked with microchips


    In Texas Radio Frequency Identification chips are being implemented into San Antonio area schools IDs. The reason for the RFID chipped IDs is to curb the truancy problem in the Northside ISD. School officials claim knowing where every student is at all times will significantly reduced the number of truancy cases,but one student refused to participate and said the mandatory program was against her religion and claimed the RFID chip was the "mark of the beast.

    Whats your thoughts on this???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCEtaEODg28&feature=player_embedded#!
     
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  2. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    I wouldn't allow my children, or myself to be chipped.
     

  3. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    It's in their ID cards and If my kids were young enough to be in those schools I would have a big problem with this.
    Where do we draw the line......
     
  4. tmerritt530

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    I would leave my id at home every day to waste their time looking for me.
     
  5. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    knowing where every student is at all times

    Bull**** it's none of their business knowing where my kids are at all times!


     
  6. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    I would assume without your ID you could not get past the front door.
     
  7. aplcr0331

    aplcr0331 Compulsory Collectivisim

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    You obviously can't raise your children on your own. As the teachers will always tell you, the parents don't care and basically let kids roam around the city all day and night without food or clothes. The teacher's really care about the children and know better than you do about raising your kids. I don't see a problem with this. Have it, they know better than us.
     
  8. davew83

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    Only tracks them on school property. RFID chips have a very very limited range 10 feet tops. They read when you pass through a sensor (think any retail store). They can be easily fooled by going through a window that doesn't have a sensor on it or simply taking the ID and leaving in the locker.
     
  9. Gun Shark

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    I view it as an invasion of privacy. The only people who should be able to do that without a warrant(or exigent circumstances) are parents. And only under the age of 18.


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  10. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    Did you watch the video it a GPS tracking chip they can track you in and out of school.
     
  11. nursetim

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    Those chips are not GPS and not implanted. So it is no different than having it in you ID, so my answer is. MEH
     
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    My thoughts, it's BS. This is how it all starts. Next it will be to inject your kids with one incase they are kidnapped or lost. When will it end? We are giving up our freedoms for the sake of security. It should've never gone this far.
    -Joel
     
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  13. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    :thumbsup: give em an inch they will take a mile this is just the beginning
     
  14. HarlDane

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    RFID is not GPS.
     
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    Sorry, but that simply isn't how RFID's work.


    I work with really high power RFID's with their own batterys when I ship helicopters and equipment across the country/world, and mine are only good for a few dozen feet. There is no way that a RFID will let you track kids, outside of school.


    Just doesn't work like that.


    They were talking about multiple systems, like the GPS in issued computers. Those can be tracked outside of school. The RFID's in ID's can not.
     
  16. HarlDane

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    Why would a warrant be required to electronically count students as they walk in or out the door of the school?
     
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  17. rednoved

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    I don't see the problem. If it only keeps track of the RFIDs in the school, how could that possibly be bad? It's like an automated roll call for the class rooms, and can be used to identify when students are coming and going from the school exits. How is that anymore of an invasion of privacy than having security cameras in the school?

    Would someone explain how exactly this violates their rights?
     
  18. F14Scott

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    Do they not know that 2 seconds in the microwave will fry the circuitry in the chip while leaving the card (or the passport) intact?
     
  19. nursetim

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    Yeah but in a passport it leaves a burn, or so I've heard. :whistling:
     
  20. certifiedfunds

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    I actually have no issue with this. Sounds like a good idea.