Recently I found out that this particular school was phazing out the usage of physical money at their Cafeteria and replacing it with a credit system for students. Immediatly I had a problem with this because of logged in statistical data for individual students. However, I'm not a parent and there's little I can do about it as this could be a percieved way of the future.(which I don't like) But today I found out how the process is going to work. They are going to use the process of wonderful Biometrics. What they will do is take the childrens fingerprints, or retinal scans. These will then inturn be used for the children to obtain their food at lunch(dinner break) obtain library material, and apparently access certain areas of the schools. At the time in 2010 So currently the system doesn't require parental consent to a degree until Sept1 of this year. Whatever.. a small point is that this particular school is getting their students done now, before this law is put inplace. Which I find interesting. But my main beef is you Britain. Is this what you are? Isolating and collecting personal data to this degree on children who have little to no comprehension of how this can affect their lives? Is this the society you want to be, where everyone is documented, everytime they digitally access something your history is stored and cataloged? Is this the foundations you want because of "ease of access" and "possible prevention of crime"? Please, someone argue why this is appriopriate in a school system. And to give you a heads up if you say it's because of crime. This just makes people stop because of fear, this doesn't do anything to deal with the root causes that lead someone into a live of crime.