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Tracking Kids Through Technology – Would You Have Your Child Wear a Microchip?

My kids are nine, seven and almost five. I know that the day is rapidly approaching when they will need cellphones.

I say “need” because in a busy family of five, we are not all in the same place very often during the week. There are countless activities that my kids are involved in and both the husband & I work so there are things that we have to attend to as well.

So this story about microchips in school uniforms fascinated me.

The gist of the article is that GPS microchips have been embedded in the uniforms of Brazilian school children. These chips (similar to a pet tracker) text parents once the kids get onto the school grounds and also alert parents if they are late for more than 20 minutes. This seems like a great tool for telling parents if their kids are skipping school or not.

Now I love the idea of being able to track my children and would totally be on board with the GPS idea but probably not as much now as I would when they get a little older.

I am also expecting that by the time my children get to high school, this kind of thing will probably be mandatory. They already have apps or software for phones now so going with a GPS seems like the next logical step.

WOULD YOU TRACK YOUR CHILD WITH A GPS? WHY OR WHY NOT?

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