Did someone say 1984? Some 20,000 pupils in the city of Vitoria da Conquista have microchips embedded onto their school uniforms. The parents get a text-message when the students arrive in class, or if they are ever late.
Authorities claim that this measure assists parent-teacher communication and relationships.The local government has invested about $700 000 to set up this system. By May of this year, all local children under the age of 14 will have to use them.
The chip is embedded in such a way that causing damage to it, would also cause damage to the shirts. However, the shirts can be washed and ironed without damaging the chips.