April 10, 2012 - In the city of Vitoria da Conquista in the South American country of Brazil, 20,000 grade school students now wear uniforms that have GPS chips embedded in them. The uniforms have been updated to house the chips so that parents can keep track of their children's whereabouts. The chip automatically sends parents a text message when their children enter school grounds. If the children are more than 20 minutes late for school, it also sends a text message. The government in Vitoria da Conquista has spent close to 700,000 dollars designing and manufacturing the new uniforms and the city plans to make more so that all of the almost 50,000 public school students in the city can use the uniforms by 2013.
I don't know what to think!-- by hfairy on 2012-04-16 20:07:10
weird.-- by bob on 2012-04-11 15:43:03
I think that this news is certainly shocking because I do not wan to be wearing a uniform since i am in public school. I also find it very interesting because if I was a parent, I would be thrilled to know about this new technology and make sure my kids would get to school.-- by Alice Belanovski on 2012-04-10 18:24:18Submit your comment:
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