Lost computer privileges at school for year for going to macrumors...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Aniki, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Aniki macrumors regular

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    In lunch today I got my laptop out (macbook) to go to Macrumors, someone found out I was on a forum... Now I lost my privileges to use a computer during school.

    /Discuss :(
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Wirelessly posted via a group of monkeys using a typewriter / Ribbon 1.1 / Paper 2.0

    What level of school? I'm guessing high school. If so, it's their time, and their internet service, so you have to follow the rules.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont think you are telling the whole story either to be honest
     
  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Me too.

    even so imagine what would happen if everybody at my school got caught on facebook and meebo! :eek:
     
  5. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    If the school doesn't want you there, they should have the site blocked. We can't access Facebook (and thousands of other sites) because of the blocking set up through our district. As a teacher, I can request unlimited access, but I've yet to do so.
     
  6. Aniki thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol, that would be like insane O_O, but still lol, plus I didn't use a proxy, I just wanted to see the news. Ugh, oh well.
     
  7. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd have to agree with this. So, the question for Aniki: what is the policy, what did you do, and what happened?
     
  8. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    True. We (or me) don't use it in class. Only after school and lunch etc.


    They don't block email sights because we are encouraged to email all our documents (Or in my case, idisk them) home.
     
  9. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It's better than being "banned" from computers at the public library for reading "malicious foreign websites" such as BBC World News.
     
  10. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    what?
     
  11. Aniki thread starter macrumors regular

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    policy: nothing really except for not going to email, other than school email.

    What I did: Go to macrumors. Nothing else lol.

    What happened. Teacher thought I was on my email.
     
  12. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    That's a bummer, try talking with them and see if you can get it back.
     
  13. 7on macrumors 601

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    ****, back in hs we weren't even allowed to bust out our own laptops. Heck, I'm surprised that my palm m515 didn't cause a fuss.

    If you want to view mr at school, should have used something like an iPod touch where the teach couldn't make it out.
     
  14. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    That was my thought exactly. But now I know that I need to only use the American media because everything else must be full of nonsense. Good thing that my library is looking out for me by keeping me away from the evilness of the BBC.
     
  15. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    What LoL geez thats a little harsh denying you access for a year! God back in high school, if we were caught with as much as a mobile phone the teachers would chuck a mental No one bought stuff like that to school, to many idiots pinching stuff
     
  16. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    .....you can't use there computers but you can use your own....What if you want to do a report etc. Next time when you go on a site your not allowed on put your back to the wall so no one can see the screen. That's what i did in HS and get happy with "command H" :p

    PS - how do they band you? Do they block your IP? :confused:
     
  17. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Ahh... I remember high school and its ridiculous rules about what technology you could use at lunch. Not being able to listen to a music player at lunch was ridiculous.

    I pretty much beat the computer tech rush though. I had a G4 iBook, and no one else really had a laptop (except a couple of my friends). I used it in the classes in which teachers allowed me to, and in the cafeteria.

    The year after I graduated, they banned laptops entirely.
     
  18. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    My school was heavily filtered, just about anything good (including educational material for that matter) was blocked.

    Just about every kid knew how to use various proxies, haha even the teachers (yes) used these proxies the kids discovered and shared.
    Almost every kid could be seen wasting time on MySpace, during lunch on the library computers.


    Kids listen to music players in class, even talk on their phones whilst the teacher isn't watching. The Teachers said "turn it off" and made nothing more of it.

    Must be the Australian attitude "She''ll be roight".


    Bad luck mate, try not to get caught next ti…er don't do it ;)
     
  19. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Wow I feel old.

    Where do you live, Aniki? That's friggin' weak.
     
  20. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Oz gotta get some manners :p
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I remember when high schools encouraged students to use the computers and not this paranoia lockdown fest.
     
  22. MacNut macrumors Core

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    In my day we didn't have computers in school. Never mind laptops at lunch. And this was only 12 years ago. Of course the internet was still young back then. Nothing worth looking at.
     
  23. janey macrumors 603

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    I can't imagine this happened when you viewed macrumors during lunch, unless it was a violation of your school's internet access rules...which still doesn't make sense during lunch.

    My teachers were pretty uptight about what we used our laptops for in class, but nobody cared what we did during the breaks outside of class, even if it was porn. Wait. I know some kids who looked at porn even during class. :rolleyes:
     
  24. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Lucky, atleast you can bring tech-junk out during lunch, if we even take out our cell phones during school hours, the teacher gives no warning and takes them.and we got Administrators(principles, security officers, vice-principles) roaming around during lunch. Good thing I didn't get caught yet. If I even brought a laptop to school, our teachers would know and confiscate it, your parents have to come and get it back from the security office.
     
  25. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah ,, tahst why i would always leave teh premises to use my stuff...and if i wnated to use somethign during school hours then i woudl just not got o class... hmmmm not good.. stay in school..lol.. in my high school times (4years or so ago) tehy were pretty pissy about cellphones.. you coulkd have them or use them only outside of the school by the smoking area..
     

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