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The Princess of Id

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from: danaseilhan
date: Oct. 30th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)

I hate to say it but I could see where something like this would be useful. I'm not OK with pupils being monitored in that way, but having some way of identifying who can pick up a child from daycare helps a lot. I can think of scenarios where the wrong person could all too easily pick up a child from daycare and something like this would thwart them.

Like, say you have a divorced couple, and one parent has custody and the other doesn't. Maybe the noncustodial parent's abused the custodial parent in the past and there is good reason to believe the NCP would steal the child to hurt the CP again.

But most daycares, at least here in the U.S., might assume that both parents have an automatic right to pick up the child. With established customers that's not as much of a concern, but with new customers the staff might not all be savvy yet. So there's potential here for a kidnapping.

It's easy to roll the eyes and say "oh, they're just using children to do an end run around civil liberties" and that actually is a valid concern, BUT, the public expects parents to be perfect and to keep an eye on their children at all times. It's only fair to expect parental substitutes to exercise the same degree of caution.

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