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    Wow. Overkill perhaps?

    BBC NEWS | England | Humber | Pupils suspended over online game

    Pupils suspended over online game

    Dozens of pupils at a North East Lincolnshire school have been suspended after downloading a game from an internet site.

    In all, 74 pupils at Tollbar Business and Enterprise College at Waltham, near Grimsby, were suspended for what the school said was a breach of IT policy.

    Principal David Hampson said there were some 1,000 computers at the college and they were provided for educational use.

    "Computers here are used for learning ... not for playing games," he said.
    One of our members I wonder?

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    OK own up who was it?

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    I spose it all depends on the content of the actual game, I remember back at my secondary school someone bought an emulator in on a disk and they got royally shafted for it.

    75 people though, it does seem a bit unreasonable.

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    Must of had their BOFH hat on that day

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    was that all from the same year? (if it was here that would be half of our Year 7 :O

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    I've just e-mailed the link to the head!

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    Hope (s)he follows suit ?

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    Computers are multitasking devices. So they are there for games too. We have games on all our PC's and run Games Clubs during dinner to give them somthing to do.

    Overkill is not the word, those people need the sack, they are so out of touch its unreal!

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    think the whole school would be suspended :P

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    I'd say it really depends on what the game was and where it was downloaded from.

    If they were playing flash games in a lesson they should get a verbal slap from the teacher like they would for wasting time in a non-ICT using lesson.

    If however they downloaded a pirated copy of a game from a shady website and therefore have infringed on copyright (and by proxy caused the school to also) then I'd be more likely to agree with the punishment.

    There really isn't enough info in that short article to come to an informed opinion.

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    74 pupils - all in one go? - Nice quiet day(s) for the teachers then!

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    Bl@@dy hell - wish they were that draconian here! Our students just get a telling off.

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    I wonder how long they've been suspended for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    I wonder how long they've been suspended for.
    In my world - for life.

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    I think if 74 of them were playing the game then it was a bit late to be banning them.

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