Janet Currier, mother of a student expelled for hacking his school district’s IT system, shares her story about the impact of IT-related school discipline policies.
Disclosing Security Issues: One Student’s Experience
What happens when a high school student discovers and tries to disclose security vulnerabilities in two technology products used by his school?
Student hacker shows holes in K-12 cybersecurity
It started with a yellow sticky note stuck to a student computer. It ended with a hacked IT system and the expulsion of two students.
The OnEducation Podcast: Unsecured Networks, Punished Students
The latest edition of the OnEducation podcast discusses a recent case of student hacking: what went wrong and how it could have been avoided.
Like Moths to a Flame
Like moths to a flame, curious and tech-savvy students push the limits of ‘acceptable use’ of school technology. This is the heretofore untold story of a 12 year-old who crossed the line and the district that expelled him. His story is far from unique.
Student Hackings Highlight Weak K-12 Cybersecurity
The Complicated Story of a Student Hacker
The complicated case of ‘Finn,’ a student who hacked his school’s server, website, and social media account.
Bloomfield Hills (MI) Schools Respond to Student Hacking Incident
Bloomington Hills (MI) Schools comprehensive disclosure of a student information system breach by students should serve as a model for other districts.
Should We Be Sending Students Who Hack Their Schools to Jail?
Since 2016, multiple news reports document that K-12 students are being charged with and convicted of crimes for hacking their schools. In other cases, these incidents have led to students being expelled. Are schools and the police over-reacting to student hacking of schools? Are our current laws and school policies appropriate? It may be time for a hard look at these questions.