Monday, June 04, 2007

LEA's have no idea of the level of biometrics in schools

The Liberal Democrats have highlighted fingerprinting children in schools without parental consent.

Only a quarter of LEAs had details about the use of fingerprinting in schools; the Government has refused to issue guidance on the issue and has no idea how many children are being fingerprinted.

Education authorities did not have information regarding whether parental consent had been obtained in four-fifths of the schools that collect fingerprinting.

The Lib Dems highlighted 285 schools that are definitely fingerprinting children.

This Leave Them Kids Alone page lists the schools that are. If you're a parent go and check it out, you might find that your children are using their biometrics and have been doing for years without your knowledge.

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