A Welsh primary school is considering tagging children: "Under the proposed system, an alarm sounds if any of the 350-pupils leave Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lonlas Primary School, Swansea, at any point during the day."

Hmm.. "The school has had trouble finding teaching assistants due to low pay and unfavourable working hours". Well, I can see a solution that doesn't involve infringing civil liberties and paying for equipment and maintenance to bring about a system that harms the children ("children suffering bullying or accidents will have less protection than before")... why not increase pay for classroom assistants?

As an aside, I wonder how they plan to attach these tags to children?