ERIC Number: EJ741208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Students "Hacking" School Computer Systems
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v71 n4 p54-56 Dec 2005
This article deals with students hacking school computer systems. School districts are getting tough with students "hacking" into school computers to change grades, poke through files, or just pit their high-tech skills against district security. Dozens of students have been prosecuted recently under state laws on identity theft and unauthorized entry into computer databases. In this article, the author talks about some incidents on high school students hacking into school computers and charged with felony charges. Although some students and parents complained that criminal charges were an overreaction, school officials say they were given no choice. Despite repeated warnings, students continued to misuse equipment, and lesser disciplinary actions--including detentions, suspensions, and removing their computer privileges--did not deter the misbehavior. Among other things, the author emphasizes on school officials' role in educating students about the responsible use of computers and why it's important.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Computer Security, High School Students, Crime Prevention, Discipline, Vandalism, Administrator Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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