Students are tracked with the GPS and randomly checked to see if they are really the ones carrying the device. If they are found to not be the carrier (say they gave it to a friend to make it seem like they are going to class) then the student and his “helpful” friend would both face serious consequences.
Parents have begun purchasing these devices in order to track the movement of their children as well. Some parents do not even tell their child that they attached a device to their back packs. Parents say that they are doing everything they can to ensure that their children are making good decision about where they go and who they are with.
Some students however claim that for parents to attach such a device to a child without any real cause is unfair, and that they should be trusted until they do something to lose that trust. Many students seem to have little issue with the punitive version of the GPS… those students, by not going to class, have brought this on themselves.
It may not be a perfect system, and you may already be thinking of ways around it… but if that is where your mind is going, you may be proving why such measures are needed to ensure young people are doing what they are supposed to do.