Students finds ways to thwart school iPad security

GREENWOOD, IN - Schools that have issued iPads to students are struggling to find ways to keep teens from thwarting security measures restricting their online access.

Up to 400 Center Grove high school students reprogrammed iPads so they could download games and social media apps within hours of receiving them. Students at Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson schools have tried to stop their iPads from linking to the school server controlling the websites they can visit.

Center Grove technology director Julie Bohnenkamp tells The Daily Journal the program school officials thought would restrict online access couldn't handle the number of devices it was filtering and made the iPads crash.

Experts say the issues show the importance of teaching children to use technology responsibly.

Information from: Daily Journal


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