This was a recent issue brought up by a mother located in Fullerton, California, who discovered her daughter was speaking to an online stranger and was able to access pornographic websites on a school-issued laptop by connecting to their neighbour's wireless network. The mother feels that the school did not install adequate Internet safety software.
School-issued laptops, as much as any other wired technology, can be a gateway that leads you to inappropriate content that is available on the Internet. Despite schools' assurance that the laptops had security and safety software, parents have to implement the proper supervision and guidelines (by keeping computer usage in visible areas, and having discussions about the risks and dangers associated with the Internet). Parents need to realize that making electronic devices impervious to all online dangers and risks is not feasible.
What's your take on the situation? Have you encountered this issue at your school? If so, what steps were taken to resolve the problem?
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