Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Fingerprint scanner stores school meal choices

FingerprintA South Tyneside school has a new twist on the "fingerprint children for school meals" idea:

The scanning machine debits the cost of their food from their account and also stores information about any allergies, so that pupils can be alerted to foods they cannot eat. It can also give parents details of their child’s diet.

Bit by bit, childrens' opportunities to learn to make their own choices are being chipped away…

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