So a Kid at My School is Watching Porn on Our Network

I work at Keaau Middle School on an on-call basis now.  My last day working on a regular basis coincidentally was on the same day that this kid was looking at porn.

I only stopped in to say aloha to the kids I worked with directly this semester and let them know I’d be seeing them around the school.  (I had a mandatory Census Meeting that day and I actually just volunteered my time on that day to come in between classes to say bye to the kids as I felt I owed that to them)

The Hawaii Tribune Herald is reporting that a kid was watching porn at school.  It doesn’t mention where the kid was watching it at nor does it name the child.

School officials are investigating how a Keaau Middle student managed to pull up an Internet pornography site on a school computer.

The student accessed the unauthorized site May 4.

Under Department of Education Internet rules, no one using a school computer may access pornography, adult entertainment, cult or new age sites, or sites that promote militancy, gambling, illegal drugs, bomb-making or other illegal activities. All schools are required to block access to those kinds of sites...

I couldn’t even access my blog when I first started working there.  I specifically wrote to DOE asking them to lift my blog to viewed.  I still to this day don’t understand why my blog was blocked from their servers other then the fact that I have youtube clips on it.

How this kid got into a pornsite???  I have no idea myself how he personally did it… but there are MANY ways to get around County/DOE/Work related servers via proxy servers.

Kids are getting smarter then the networks.  There are many ways to bypass using proxy servers and have you not.  These kids are smarter then we think at times.

I bet kids across the DOE are actually watching all kinds of porn w/out the DOE having ANY knowledge at all.

Too bad for the kid that got busted at my school… But I truly believe other kids are accessing just as “bad” sites.

Are we going to ban kids from bringing their own laptops to school?

Are we going to ban kids from having an internet card that has nothing to do with the schools server?

Are we going to start telling kids what they can and cannot access on their own laptops?

The Digital world is changing folks.  Seriously… These kids are learning faster then we adults.

What do we go after next?  Sex Ed Classes for showing how to use a condom on a Dildo?

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One Response

  1. I know this is a very old blog, but as a teacher, I assume that ‘on call’ means substitute. I’m sure you were very popular with the students. Don’t follow the rules, bad-mouthing the administration, etc. You remind me of the ‘on call’ we had working at our school. He loved working at our school, especially with the middle, upper-middle class students that attended. They enjoyed the pot he sold them, too. I gave him several opportunities not to return, but, you now how it is, there’s always some idiot that thinks he’s smarter than you and thinks life is all about ice skating uphill so he can make a point. It was a great day when we finally got the drug dogs out to our school that hit on his car, but I guess you would consider that illegal search and seizure. Funny how all the students that liked him so much had no problem testifying against him rather than be in trouble themselves.

    Our number one responsibility as a teacher is the student’s safety, and that includes safe use of technology, and when they are on school grounds, yes, we may dictate how they can use their personal property if “is a disruption to the learning process”. You can find that very quote by many judges in numerous court case. The irony is that I know in my heart that if your child told you they were in Mr. Martindale’s class watching porn in the computer lab, you would be the first one to want an explanation why I do not have anything better for my students to do.

    I want to thank you, though. Your blog is a perfect example to show my students that there is so much more information by the uninformed that the informed.

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