Friday, August 29, 2008

Tracking bracelets for truant youth

School skippers forced to wear tracking bracelets - ParentDish
A new program designed to crack down on truancy will allow the Bexar County courts to fit habitual school-skippers with ankle bracelets outfitted with Global Positioning Systems. The bracelets will be worn at all times and will allow authorities to track the student's whereabouts twenty-four hours a day.


Wow. I've heard about RFID chips in student ID badges, but this takes it to a whole new level. I'm guessing that this will be reserved for habitual truants. And the court system will be making some tough decisions when it comes time to draw the line on which students get the tracking bracelets. What exactly is a "habitual school-skipper"?

2 comments:

William Brothers said...

Where can I buy these bracelets. I worked with teens in crisis and we are looking into this. Does anyone out there have a source for this product. Please contact me at shfnextstep@gmail.com

andrewcknoll said...

http://www.bi.com/ seems like a good choice for tracking services.