Children are being threatened with exclusion from school unless they submit to being fingerprinted, reports Leave Them Kids Alone. This Daily Mirror story illustrates the size of the problem:
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FURY erupted yesterday after it emerged an estimated 700,000 children are being fingerprinted at school.
Systems in 3,500 primary school libraries allow pupils to take out books by scanning their thumb prints instead of using a card.
But campaigners warn the technology is a massive invasion of privacy and a step towards a "database state".
With an average primary school size of 200 pupils, pressure group No2ID says at least 700,000 pupils are regularly having their fingerprints scanned.