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Pupils suspended over online game

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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Dozens of pupils at a North East Lincolnshire school have been suspended after downloading a game from an internet site.
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/humber/7392684.stm i think this is way over the top, ok the head says the co mputers are there for learning not playing games on, but how much learning are they doing whilst suspended?
#2
Depends what the game was - if it was politically incorrect - they're allowed to ban.

I think its a bit much myself but then again I don't know what it was.

They can practice that game!!
#3
a few weeks off school for them, they'll be loving it.

I wonder what the game was!
#4
And suppose there had been a virus in the game and it had affected all the computers in the school.

This could have taken weeks to sort out and cost the school a lot of money to put right.
#5
Being one of the top state schools in the UK, I believe they must be doing something right.
#6
That's hardly a full story at all from the BBC. Poor effort.
I want to know what game they had been playing.
But very true, all they're going to be doing now is playing that game at home.
#7
And so they should be suspended :?
#8
Fuller story

It was a game called Armagetron
#9
I'm a school IT technician and I know it's easy to remove the kids rights to install software. I blame the IT dept. LAZY!

If they were playing flash games in the browser then I can't see how that warrants a suspension! Very OTT
#11
Saw this on the local news last night. 74 pupils in all "excluded" (is that the current day workd for suspended?!?!).
#12
Fixed term exclusion.
#13
I totally agree Giles, it doesn't take that much savvy to block gaming, most large employers havet his done to protect themsleves as well as the staff, kids are even more liable to take advantage if they can get onto gaming sites.
#14
Magic_monkey;2070430

I want to know what game they had been playing.

Seeing as its Grimsby area it was probably this one http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510HS11YDTL._SS500_.jpg
In which case they could class it as practising for their future trade!
#15
Lazy teachers taking an 'easy way' out again.
banned#16
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I'm a school IT technician and I know it's easy to remove the kids rights to install software. I blame the IT dept. LAZY!

If they were playing flash games in the browser then I can't see how that warrants a suspension! Very OTT


It was brought in from someones memory stick according to the website.
banned#17
wow that game rules, bit like snakes
#18
tr2k8;2070498
It was brought in from someones memory stick according to the website.

If the school had not removed administrator rights to the pc's then that is lazy, if they had then no harm could come from the game either downloaded or brought in on a memory stick as it would have to be a portable version that doesnt require installation and therefore cannot harm the computer system!
#19
They were suspended for a single day, I think some people here are going OTT with this. I work in IT myself and I don't see why the fault should be placed with IT, even computers that have been reasonably well locked down can usually be bypassed in some form or another especially as I often find education software can be a pain to run due to it not being set to work with limited permissions properly.

The pupils broke the rules and they've been punished for it, it should discourage others from doing the same. Discpline in many local schools here at least seems too relaxed.

John
#20
Johnmcl7
I work in IT myself and I don't see why the fault should be placed with IT


It's the usual story. Blame everybody except those who actually did something wrong. :thumbsup:

The pupils broke the rules and they've been punished for it, it should discourage others from doing the same.


Exactly. :) And at schools these days, they have very few options available to them when it comes to punishment other than to suspend the kids.
banned#21
Johnmcl7

The pupils broke the rules and they've been punished for it, it should discourage others from doing the same. Discpline in many local schools here at least seems too relaxed.

John


I was always giving my IT technician the run around at school, always had to explain to him how I did my mister meaners :whistling:

nightswimmer

Exactly. :) And at schools these days, they have very few options available to them when it comes to punishment other than to suspend the kids.


I remember getting detention for not being able to say my ABC and 123 in Spanish, she couldn't understand how I had just moved school and my second language at that one was German. Was the only detention I ever got :-(

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