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Would you Microchip your child?

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clumsymum · 15/05/2007 14:09

this article in the Times today points out that it is technically possible.

But is this really where we want to go?

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IdrisTheDragon · 15/05/2007 14:11

I wouldn't.

hana · 15/05/2007 14:11

vanessa feltz talked aobut nithign else on her phone in show thismoring - reaciton was mixed
I wouldn't

hippipotami · 15/05/2007 14:16

I wouldn't.

expatinscotland · 15/05/2007 14:19

I would.

I'd low jack myself, too.

nailpolish · 15/05/2007 14:20

i would

i cant think of anything negative about doing it

kittylette · 15/05/2007 14:22

i would,

if i love my dog enough to want to know where he is when missing Im going to do the same for my kids

speccy · 15/05/2007 14:24

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Monkeytrousers · 15/05/2007 14:25

yes, I think I would...still thinking though..

rosepetal1 · 15/05/2007 14:29

I definitley would, as it says in the article, not to use to track them on a daily basis but in the event of something like this happening it would be well worth it's weight in gold!!

speccy · 15/05/2007 14:30

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nailpolish · 15/05/2007 14:31

speccy i htink the idea is you can track them via a computer, not like the ones you put on cats to return them to their owners

clumsymum · 15/05/2007 14:33

I wouldn't. This is a HUMAN BEING we are talking about here.

And for the person who said they can't think of any negative reasons, at the VERY least we don't know what the long-term physiological effects may be, much less the psychological effects as they get older.

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pesme · 15/05/2007 14:34

i think chipping is an overeaction and if you are this paranoid just think, if all the kids are chipped the 'gangs' of paedophiles will use technology to home in on kids.

nailpolish · 15/05/2007 14:34

clumsymum that was me who sai dthat

what psychological effects?

SueBaroo · 15/05/2007 14:37

No, definitely wouldn't. Electronic equivalent of cotton wool, ono, and I shelter my kids like anything. That's just too far.

rosepetal1 · 15/05/2007 14:37

Oh pesme that's a horrible thought!!!

pesme · 15/05/2007 14:38

yes its horrible, its also ridiculous.

SueBaroo · 15/05/2007 14:38

meant imo, not ono. too busy writing classifieds, lol.

expatinscotland · 15/05/2007 14:40


I've got two pieces of titanium in my right knee.

My dad's got a pacemaker.

My aunt's got a metal rod the length of her femur and loads of metal in her pelvis (auto-ped accident and she was the pedestrian).

My pal's got a contraceptive implant in her arm.

Loads of people have all sorts of bits of metal and plastic in them and are living healthy lives.

They can even transplant organs these days!

mumof2monsters · 15/05/2007 14:40

I think I would consider Microchipping my two kids who are 5 and 3. I know it seems extreme but in a situation like the one in portugal at least you would have a lead and know where your child was.

PestoMonster · 15/05/2007 14:41

I would too.


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rosepetal1 · 15/05/2007 14:41

I have a DS pretty much the same age as Madeline and I really can't bear the thought of anything like this ever happening to him and would think that maybe if children were chipped you would at least be able to find them.

rosepetal1 · 15/05/2007 14:42

mumoftwomonsters you beat me to it, obviously a quicket typist than me. ha ha ha!!

expatinscotland · 15/05/2007 14:43

Yeah, well, I also wouldn't leave them alone in an apartment whilst I swanned off to have dinner and drinks with my husband in another building.

But that's a whole different story.

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