In Brazil, locator chips in uniforms detect if kids are in school
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We've seen RFID technology used to protect children on farms in the past, and now we're seeing that same technology being used to keep track of school children too. The Brazilian city of Vitoria da Conquista is introducing radio tags on the clothes of students in order to tackle the problem of truancy among younger citizens. According to the Associated Press, some 20,000 pupils across 213 schools in the city have been targeted by the initiative, with that figure set to grow to 43,000 – 100 percent of its students aged four to 14 – by 2013. The children will…
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