Apart from saying that my child will NOT be allowed to be scanned, and the plan just being a softening up exercise to get the next generation used to the idea of just being a number, what other comments should I make in support of my case? Do you think writing to the local paper about this would help?
You might like to ask the school why it is spending money on biometric recognition technology instead of new books when a traditional library card would surely suffice? What point does the technology really serve? Are the library books extremely valuable? Is there a serious problem with people using forged library cards to remove books? If not, then why spend all this money on biometric recognition?
I think contacting your local paper is an extremely good idea. It's important to make people aware of what's happening at your child's school - and it's an opportunity to communicate your fears to other parents from your child's school and other schools in the area who might be considering a biometric library scheme.