Are drive-by booknappings by joyriding offspring from neighbouring schools a problem in your area?

I A fingerprintonly ask, because that seems to be the logic behind many of the fingerpriting systems in use in schools around the country. As I say in my latest newspaper article:

The technology being used on British children is similar to the identification systems used in US prisons and for the German military. This system is now being used in thousands of UK primary schools up and down the land – sometimes in conjunction with digitised photographs – to replace library cards and – so it is argued – to increase efficiency of library management.
But, in my view, treating children like criminals is unlikely to be the best way to imbue the sort of values we should be instilling in the next generation. Fingerprinting and digitised photographs for protecting the Crown Jewels – fair enough – but fingerprinting and digitised photographs for a children’s book about them?

The full article is here.

0 thoughts on “Are drive-by booknappings by joyriding offspring from neighbouring schools a problem in your area?

  1. Tip of the iceberg dear girl. This is just one more in a long line of measures designed to erode our basic human freedoms, divest us of any social responsibility and produce a nation of sheeple (look it up on Wikipedia).I came across a quotation the other day which sums it up for me, and would be funny if it wasn’t so true : “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” (P.J. O’Rourke)