Why All Schools Should Use Macs

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by njmac, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. njmac macrumors 68000

    njmac

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    I saw this on Digg:

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    The teacher should have turned off the computer but once again, people are blowing this way, way out of proportion.
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Yeah read about this last week or sometime, it was blown out of proportion.

    Yes, the teacher should have turned the computer off. But at the same time, there was no need for the school to go and fire the teacher over something like that. The kids will most likely have seen porn anyway in this day and age, it's everywhere. Especially if they have a computer at home.
     
  3. njmac thread starter macrumors 68000

    njmac

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    I'm more ok with firing than prosecuting. She could be sentenced to 40 years in prison :eek:
     
  4. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    End of issue.
     
  5. Jomoma macrumors regular

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    As a technology teacher, I've read a lot about this case. Basically, it was the school's fault. They had no antivirus or spyware software, were running win 98 and basically were in the dark ages on protecting students from the awful stuff on the internet. She was also told not to turn off the computer. Sure, it makes sense to us to turn off the monitor or shut the computer down, but think about the technological sophistication of the middle school teachers you had. Most older teachers have given up on keeping up with technology (if they ever did). So in the end, the responsibility of the whole situation rests on the IT department (or whoever sets up and fixes the computers). It should be very hard to access bad content at any school and not pop up accidently through innocent normal web use.

    Just my two cents. Hopefully they do the right thing and let her go.
     
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Yeah - I don't get it.

    Why did the IT department (if they have one) let it get so bad? And if they don't have one, are the teachers trained to be 'IT guys'? If not, what responsibility can each teacher be reasonably expected to have?

    :confused:
     
  7. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    She shouldn't be fired or jailed, but the "IT department" should be. Suppose she jumped into her car like she does every day, but it had just come back from the mechanic and the brakes don't work, the windows randomly open and close, the horn starts blaring for no reason and she had been told not to shut it off. (Sounds like the automotive equivalent of a Windows 98 machine!)
    Should she be fired? Or the mechanic?
     
  8. Jomoma macrumors regular

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    Exactly, except she was fired and faces up to 40 years in jail! That's just stupid.
     

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