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Daycare Using GPS to Track Children Draws Controversy

Daycare Using GPS to Track Children Draws Controversy

Several daycare centers in Sweden have started using GPS to keep track of children during excursions by outfitting them in transmitter vests that staff track on a screen. But parents are concerned that daycare centers will be tempted to reduce staff now that part of their jobs (making sure all kids are accounted for at all times) can be handled by the e-trackers. Another concern is that the children will become too accepting of invasions of their privacy.

The daycare centers, on the other hand, are thrilled: "It is excellent; it has been only positive for us," said Monica Blank-Hedqvist, the principal of a childcare center in the city of Borlange.

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