Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.

Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 8379

Fingerprint scanners in schools

Fingerprint scanners in schools

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

Key Info
  • Fingerprint scanners in schools
  • Duration: 04:48
  • Is scanning your fingerprints to pay for school dinners a good idea? While many parents embrace the idea, others have concerns about their children's biometric signatures being recorded at school. MEP Godfrey Bloom criticises schools' decisions to use this new technology; he fears it is insecure and the data could be stolen by identity thieves. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 21 July 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    ICT and Computing


    Industrial and Commercial Applications

  • Keywords: identity theft, ID, fingerprint, biometric, data protection, civil liberties, opinions, database, security
Ideas for use in class
  • As part of a discussion on the security issues arising from advanced technology.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.