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  #2  
May 3rd, 2007, 11:09 AM
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Hmmm that's a good question. I have to say that I do like the idea of it for a young child especially. I just wonder where we draw the line like what age would it begin to be more of an invasion of privacy instead of solely for protection.



How about microchipping child molesters so we always know where they are!
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May 3rd, 2007, 12:03 PM
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To be honest, i understand the appeal of such technology... But to me, it just reeks of "1984" or something like that. The idea is just a bit too creepy for me at this moment... Now, maybe that would change but at this moment in time, it would just make me too uncomfortable to do it to my child.
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To be honest, i understand the appeal of such technology... But to me, it just reeks of "1984" or something like that. The idea is just a bit too creepy for me at this moment... Now, maybe that would change but at this moment in time, it would just make me too uncomfortable to do it to my child.[/b]
That is what I was thinking! It just makes me think of Revalations and the apocolypse, KWIM?
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May 3rd, 2007, 12:27 PM
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Terrible idea and I would NEVER do it! If GPS has a lock on my child, who else does? If for some reason everyone has a GPS tracker, some how some one can always know where you are. If for some screwy reason they decided you were in trouble for something, they have you. Its completely wrong IMO.
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As a mom I can totally see the reason for it. I would be a wreck if my child was abducted, and I would want some way of homing in on them. I would seriously consider getting something to that affect if it was available.
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May 3rd, 2007, 04:12 PM
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As a mom I can totally see the reason for it. I would be a wreck if my child was abducted, and I would want some way of homing in on them. I would seriously consider getting something to that affect if it was available.[/b]
But here's my worry: What if someone who wanted to abduct your child was able to tap into that system, and use it to find them in the first place? You see how it gets worrisome?
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May 3rd, 2007, 04:59 PM
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To be honest, i understand the appeal of such technology... But to me, it just reeks of "1984" or something like that. The idea is just a bit too creepy for me at this moment... Now, maybe that would change but at this moment in time, it would just make me too uncomfortable to do it to my child.[/b]
That is what I was thinking! It just makes me think of Revalations and the apocolypse, KWIM?
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Yeah, me too. Gives me the heebie-jeebies. No way would I go for it.
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May 3rd, 2007, 05:13 PM
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I like this idea better:

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How about microchipping child molesters so we always know where they are![/b]
Aside from the ethical issues [when/if to remove when the child is a teenager or whatever, parents who are over control, misuse, etc], I wonder the health implications. I know when you microchip dogs, the chip can move around and be hard to find when and if the dog shows up in animal control or whatever. What if it where to "move around" into an area that is not safe? Also, dogs don't live as long as humans [avg 7 years I believe for most breeds], humans live much longer. Even if at say 16 the chip where to be removed, its been inside the child since birth assuringly, so 16 years some odd years, there HAS to be some sort of negative health aspect of it.
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May 3rd, 2007, 05:28 PM
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I like this idea better:

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How about microchipping child molesters so we always know where they are![/b]
Aside from the ethical issues [when/if to remove when the child is a teenager or whatever, parents who are over control, misuse, etc], I wonder the health implications. I know when you microchip dogs, the chip can move around and be hard to find when and if the dog shows up in animal control or whatever. What if it where to "move around" into an area that is not safe? Also, dogs don't live as long as humans [avg 7 years I believe for most breeds], humans live much longer. Even if at say 16 the chip where to be removed, its been inside the child since birth assuringly, so 16 years some odd years, there HAS to be some sort of negative health aspect of it.
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Yeah... You just KNOW a few years down the road, there'll be cancer scares and whatnot with them...
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That is what I was thinking! It just makes me think of Revalations and the apocolypse, KWIM?
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That is just to creepy for me also. That also might bring about privacy issues.
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May 3rd, 2007, 06:04 PM
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There is no way I would implant my child with one of those things. Microchips can cause a lot of problems in pets and livestock, and I'm not convinced they are safe. The chance of your child being abducted is so low to begin with, and there are common-sense precautions that can make that possibility even more remote.
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May 3rd, 2007, 06:56 PM
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What if a chip was inplanted, and each chip has a serial number. In the event that a child is missing, the parents contact authorities and give authorities the serial number. Authorities (police/FBI) are the ONLY ones with the program to enter the serial number to place a location on the child.

How would you feel about that? Would you be more accepting to that, than if anyone were able to "track" the chip?

I'm so on the fence on this one. I'd love the idea of knowing within moments (of contacting authorities) where my child was if something horrible had happenend... I'm not just talking about a kid coming home late after curfew (that could be abuse to the system). I'm talking about true circumstances where a child is missing. On the other hand, I see the ethical/moral issues that come along with this.
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What if a chip was inplanted, and each chip has a serial number. In the event that a child is missing, the parents contact authorities and give authorities the serial number. Authorities (police/FBI) are the ONLY ones with the program to enter the serial number to place a location on the child.

How would you feel about that? Would you be more accepting to that, than if anyone were able to "track" the chip?

I'm so on the fence on this one. I'd love the idea of knowing within moments (of contacting authorities) where my child was if something horrible had happenend... I'm not just talking about a kid coming home late after curfew (that could be abuse to the system). I'm talking about true circumstances where a child is missing. On the other hand, I see the ethical/moral issues that come along with this.[/b]
But what if it was one of the child's parents who was trying to kidnap them? You see it happen all the time with custody disputes and such... So no, i still wouldn't feel comfortable with the idea...
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It is true that statistically more children are abducted by a parent (usually Mom) than by a stranger:

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Based on the identity of the perpetrator, there are three distinct types of kidnapping: kidnapping by a relative of the victim or "family kidnapping" (49 percent), kidnapping by an acquaintance of the victim or "acquaintance kidnapping" (27 percent), and kidnapping by a stranger to the victim or "stranger kidnapping" (24 percent).

Family kidnapping is committed primarily by parents, involves a larger percentage of female perpetrators (43 percent) than other types of kidnapping offenses, occurs more frequently to children under 6, equally victimizes juveniles of both sexes, and most often originates in the home.[/b]
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I wonder if a parent, knowing their child is microchipped, would be less likely to attempt an abduction? Would the child in such a situation be chipped in the first place?

It still isn't something I would consent to.
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May 3rd, 2007, 09:17 PM
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With all the sick freaks out there....what if they got the notion to kidnap the child and take the chip out themselves so they couldn't be tracked?!?!

The chip sounds good, but too many "what if's" to make me ever do it.
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May 4th, 2007, 06:02 AM
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Ok, so what if the authorities only had and protected the serial numbers, and had to contact higher authority to track the chip?

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FBI/police only having access doesn't change my opinion. Also, I don't think a chip would be deterring a family member kidnapping enough to justify implanting the chip into every infant. Although, I wonder what the family siutation was in these "family kidnappings" -- like was there abuse involved, was somebody mentally ill, etc. I could understand a parent wanting to "kidnnap" the child in an effort to protect the child from the abuser. And if that abuser has ##### to the serial number/tracking, the victims may never get away from the abuser. Anyways, thats just my logic on it anyways.
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I honestly can't think of a single scenario or "what if" that would make me think this is a good idea for my children.
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