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    Not sure if this should be here or in the exchange thread... Mods, feel free to move to wherever!

    We are having massive issues with kids bringing in flash games and playing them in class, either from memory sticks or from their email. We can't block flash on the machines as it's part of their ICT work, but we have banned it on the filtering.

    Can anyone think of a way that I can prevent the kids passing the games around via email, or starting them from sticks without interrupting their ability to pass round/start legitimate work?

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    I never found a technical solution to this, so we now use a system called 'class supervision'. Don your finest flame proof jacket and ask SMT if they've heard of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I never found a technical solution to this, so we now use a system called 'class supervision'. Don your finest flame proof jacket and ask SMT if they've heard of it.
    Yeah... this is what I thought, and so far, flameproof suit or not it has fallen on deaf (or selectively incapable) ears.

    Buggrit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I never found a technical solution to this, so we now use a system called 'class supervision'. Don your finest flame proof jacket and ask SMT if they've heard of it.
    Ah yes. Reminds me of a conversation with a teacher last week:

    Teacher: "Why was Little Johnny allowed to do XYZ in the computer suite?"
    Me: "My thoughts exactly"
    T: "Eh?"
    M: "Why was he allowed to do that in a lesson?"

    The swf thing requires a non-technical solution.

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    Same problems here, never did find a solution At least, not a technical one! A better one we have is games embedded into Excel files!! Lost track of the times I've seen kids playing Sonic the Hedgehog inside Excel?! Not even sure how they do it to be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by themightymrp View Post
    Not even sure how they do it to be honest
    My money is on embedding a flash game as an OLE object.

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    Aye probably. It basically means we're screwed when it comes to blocking them though - I think I may be shot if I blocked Excel lol

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