I'm developing some workshop curriculum on the topic of Internet safety for the purpose of helping parents protect their kids. I'm good on the issue of helping parents control their home computers but I'm not very up to speed with how educational institutions configure the laptops they provide to students where (I assume) parents will have less control over configurations, specifically with regards to Internet access. Obviously parents can set general usage rules in the home such that they can watch their kids while using school-provided laptops, but what about when the kids aren't at home?
Some specific questions I have are:
- How will K-12 schools typically configure student laptops for Internet access?
- Are students typically allowed to connect to any given WIFI, or do they maybe restrict it to the student's home network?
- Is Internet usage logged/monitored by the school outside of the school's network? Via a client-based monitoring package or something?
- What is a typical internet usage policy at a K-12 school
Thanks for the info so far! I'm really looking for some info where students are allowed to take laptops home, or where they're purchased through a school program for classroom use. Anyone support this type of thing that can shed some light?