The use of biometrics on children in various areas of the school setting, from swiping a finger to check out a library book or scanning a palm to purchase a lunch is sadly not new.
What is new is what a headteacher recently told parents to justify the use of fingerprint scans in the lunchroom at Redhill School in Stourbridge, England.
“We are aiming to have a cashless system throughout the school. The catering system is better for parents because they don’t have to provide children with lunch money every morning. From our perspective it is far more efficient as it reduces waiting times.
“We will also be able to monitor what children are buying to make sure they are eating a healthy diet.”
Wait. Back up a sec. Really?
Tracking each child via fingerprint to database and examine their lunch choices and determine whether they can be considered part of a “healthy” diet, huh?
How does that work? Based on whose opinion? And to what end?? For what consequences???
As Daisy Luther over at The Organic Prepper reported last November, a mother in Manitoba, Canada was fined $10 when the school decided her child’s home-brought lunch lacked a “grain.” The lunch contained meat, potatoes, carrots, milk and an orange, but that simply was not deemed healthy enough, so the school supplemented the lunch with Ritz crackers for ten bucks. The miffed mom wrote:
Written by Melissa Melton
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