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13-Sep-2012, 04:08 PM #1
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Hello All,

I work IT for a local middle school that runs about 20 student laptops per class. Lately we've noticed that there are students who've found ways of goofing off and going to youtube and watching videos or what have you (as one would naturally suspect). Anyways, I now find myself in need of some sort of monitoring software that would allow us to catch kids in the act of goofing off and not staying on task. Can anyone recommend any commercial software for this? Our computer total is at 95 and ideally we'd like to be able to monitor all screens so that we can find out who's not doing their work when they're supposed to. Of course minimum pricing is preferable since we're a public school and are therefore on a budget. Thanks for the help!
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13-Sep-2012, 06:04 PM #2
Simple, free solution: Catch a kid goofing off, take the laptop away. Problem solved. I don't believe school systems should be providing laptops anyway.
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13-Sep-2012, 08:08 PM #3
Aren't those sites supposed to be blocked?

What browser?

Are they allowed to use USB flash drives (U3...)?

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14-Sep-2012, 02:16 PM #4
The filtering should be taking place at the school server not individual PCs.
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17-Sep-2012, 05:34 PM #5
and we don't really assist in surveillance measures, so, belated as may be, closing this.
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