Monday, 9 April 2007

Blair's Big Brother Governement Targets Our Children Behind Parents Back

Blair's Big Brother Government will now force 5.9million children to have their fingerprints taken by schools simply to borrow library books or gain access to school dinner service. 5.9 million children's fingerprints are believed to have been taken already, some without parental approval and even by 'con tricks' such as pretend spy games.

The Tories obtained information from Freedom of Information data to reveal a further 4.9 million sets of prints could now be added to school computers after the majority of local education authorities sanctioned the practice.

This is a way to have our children become accustomed to a surveillance, government controlled, big brother society. What they have not considered is what will happen when a hacker gains control of the biometric and other data belonging to these schoolchildren.

Conservatives have taken a survey of every education authority in the country to see if they allow the practice. Only 39 of the 171 that replied said they do . That means that up to 17,000 schools, a total of 5.9million children, may already be allowed to fingerprint. In some cases, it is being done without parents' permission. Last month, it came to light that a primary school headmaster persuaded pupils to give their prints by pretending they were playing at being spies. He reportedly told youngsters at Ghyllside Primary School that it was 'just a game ... so there's no need to tell your parents'. These prints are used to operate the school's new library system.

Tory frontbencher Damian Green called for a new code to protect youngsters, consisting of the following four points:
• No fingerprinting of children without prior parental consent;
• Coding of information so that no child can be identified from the school database;
• Information should be used only for purposes specified by the school in advance;
• All data to be destroyed when the child leaves the school.
Mr Green said: "Schools use fingerprints as security for libraries, and sometimes to allow access to canteens. If parents have given permission, this is acceptable, but only on strict conditions that every school should follow

A code of rules? The government has already gone behind the parents, and public's back to obtain trusting children's biometric data. They have told children to keep secrets from their parents. Are there no repercussions for these actions. If one of my children had their fingerprints taken by underhanded means and without my consent I would be furious. Why are these parents not demanding their children's fingerprints be destroyed? Blair's Labour Government has no shame. It can not convince the British Public to willingly give up their biometric data so it targets the weakest and most innocent members of our society, the children who do not know any better.

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