Should We Microchip People For Their Own Good?

Recently in Mr. Paniagua’s Language Arts class, students have been going over the topic of “Should people be micro-chipped for their own benefits?”

In many ways it is a good idea because every year there are about 800,000 children reported missing every year. Many of these kids go missing are mostly abducted by their own family members. Rarely is there a ‘random’ kidnapping. Usually the kidnapper would drive the child for 50 miles and charge a ransom, kill the child, or keep the child forever as a slave.

One of the reasons why I think it’s bad to microchip kids is because overly protective parents would make the child feel like he/she was always being watched, and would feel as if they had no personal space.

Another reason why I think micro-chipping kids would be bad is what if the chip “malfunctions”? What affects would it have? Would it do anything at all? Could it affect the behavior of kids in school and out of school?

Also, BBC News says “These chips in time shall do more than just open doors or allow for usage of a photocopier.

As technology becomes more advanced, scientists and doctors would obviously find a way to fix the errors if there were any at all.

I would say to ask parents if they would want to volunteer their children to test the micro-chip to see if it has any effects on younger children from the age of 3 to the age of 15 or 16 just to see how it would effect the child if at all.

There have been experiments on adults to test how it would effect their every day lives, but I have not seen any experiments on children yet.