Stay Tuned Little Children

A new experiment in Sweden will allow daycare staff to use GPS systems in order to track the behavior and wanderings of little children in their care. Each child will carry a transmitter which allows staff to keep note of how a particular child moves about. There is no doubt it could help if a child strayed away. Of course, it also conditions children to live with being watched and observed each minute of their lives.

This is one of those technology events in which we can see sunshine or clouds. It is great to add another tool in the quest to ensure safety for young children. On the other hand, it is another example of introducing being observed for the rest of your life by those in  authority positions. Was it 1984 that we feared or is it 2084 that we fear?