School Administration: Student monitoring with biometrics
Biometrics are also increasingly being used in schools. With such systems, pupils can pay for their meals using their fingerprint
rather than cash, check out books from the library, and register in class.
However, the use of biometrics - especially with children - raises several ITGS social / ethical issues, including privacy, data security, and consent. The UK Department for Education
has some good advice for schools and colleges considering implementing such a system - and it is surprisingly readable. ScholarChip
are manufacturers of common school surveillance and security technologies, and their web sites are well worth a visit.