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K-12 schools fight to stymie kid hackers

It’s enough to make you long for the days of spitballs in the classroom. When today’s K-12 students act up, they increasingly are going high-tech by using the school’s network to launch denial-of-service attacks, sending harassing e-mails or breaking into databases to try to change their records. With public schools now widely equipped with LANs and high-speed Internet access, IT administrators have to cope with students who run amok in many ways. Some infractions, such as attempts to get to pornography sites, might force administrators to temporarily yank a child’s network access as punishment. But some types of incidents, such as hacking and e-mail threats, even end up with students being booted out of school or in trouble with the law. Full Story

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