Florida school using Children's fingerprint for attendanceSubmitted by Dan0 on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 10:48
Is this crazy or is it just me? I never had my child fingerprinted when she was a child. Back in the mid 80's when my child started school there was a big push by the local police to do this in case she came up missing and to me it just seemed like I would be giving too much of her personal information away and not really do much to protect her in case she was "abducted".
I accepted at the time that I would have to take more responsibility to keep her safe, I lived in Detroit at that time so I walked my child to school (multiple reasons..druggies on the school corners for one), picked her up from school, knew her friends and their parents, until her teen years she rarely went anywhere or did anything that wasn't monitored by my Hubby, Mother or myself. We did give her more freedom as she aged but until she was 18 she had to inform us of where she would be and who she would be doing it with.
This is a total invasion of privacy, If someone does something wrong and gets put into a system that is their problem but giving up your fingerprints before you are the age of consent is wrong.
This story just blows my mind..it is creepy
Disappearance of children's latent prints
In 1995, researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at the instigation of Detective Art Bohanan of the Knoxville Police Department, discovered that children's fingerprints are considerably more short-lived than adult fingerprints. The rapid disappearance of children's fingerprints was attributed to a lack of the more waxy oils that become present at the onset of puberty. The lighter fatty acids of children's fingerprints evaporate within a few hours. As of 2010, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating techniques to capture these lost fingerprints.
Why is it so important to re-capture these lost fingerprints and why Oak Ridge? Isn't O.R a place for national security?