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We'll have that obesity is a major problem here in the United States and some say is getting even worse.
But the fight to keep kids healthy.
Has a new tactic that has a lot of people worried that this sort of a Big Brother tactic joining the battle of the bulge shall we say fear that defense attorney and active contributor.
-- to channel welcome good morning to you you know it's interesting that this is a project for that they shore schools in new York and and what would they would do.
Is put these polar active monitors which cost ninety dollars apiece it's at the -- like it's it's a wristwatch kind of thing that would -- your heart may.
It would detect how much activity year putting out during the day but also watchers sleep patterns -- have any problem just.
While there -- two parts there's the procedure that the schools.
-- stepping and and they're saying look we're going to not only monitor at the child's heart rate monitor but where our heart rate.
-- we're also going to try to fight this childhood obesity.
Issue -- and general you know there were only ten kids.
And the entire school there were given these heart rate monitors the question is.
The second part what do you beat you with this information and I understand that's for the privacy come concerns -- men.
Are they sharing it with -- that the heart rate monitor company are they sharing it with the government but the.
Yet you know and that is one of any question where does this information does it become.
Part of their record their school record does it go to the how to the insurance company that covers their family.
Questions like that it also you know I mean I'm wondering and it's not clear for what I've read here.
How they accuse these children and that the children volunteer currency gas and willing to Wear it or is it sort of strong -- suggested to them.
That it would be really good idea and in some cases their grades.
Are our contingent upon how they perform how much activity they're putting.
Well the question is.
Is a heart rate like a medical issue where the parents need to be informed.
Or is it something like you know those little eighties that the kids take home and it and it goes to the bathroom -- -- cries.
And there's a monitor in -- eighty that says -- the kid is caring for the child.
So I don't see really the difference and last for saying it's a medical issue.
But schools also have a duty to monitor -- that physical health.
You know they they do -- doses tracks and herniated.
Are hernia checks for athletes.
So their there's no there's a beauty their -- that -- to check the physical condition of the students.
There was one case -- mothers issued an even know that her child had been given this monitor so lot of questions.
Are raised by the Stanley thinks fairway and we appreciate it -- -- -- joining us this morning.
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