This may sound harsh but one specific ICT Suite is getting vandalised and littered regularly by unsupervised students at lunch time..
We have reporting it numberous amounts of times does not help so I would like to see if there is anything I can do myself?
Could all student logins be restricted for one room during a certain time of the day?
I just moved a student on who had moved the mouse/keyboard and had a FULL sunday roast out on the desk!!
hehe, possibly. Looked quite tasty. Will probably see the roast pots again when we next open up that PC
Years back we had "Ranger for Schools" installed that could do this.
Lock the door??
Lock the door, if not possible if an open room, I'd sit in there with a detention pad if they ignore you, issue one.
You could install the trial version of ABtutor, then lock all the computers at lunch (after 30 days, hopefully they'll stop checking if they can get on - otherwise I think a license is £199)
Can you disable the computer accounts in AD over lunch time??
As usual, this is a (proposed) technical solution to a social problem. SMT have to come down hard on people who abuse the suite, and in the meantime just lock the door. Why spend time cooking up a software solution?
Agreed with @powdarrmonkey. If the kids aren't even using the computers (eg the one with the roast dinner!) then making them unavailable won't help. If anything it could make it worse - you'll have people poking at things to try and make them work etc.
You've got to get the kids out of the room or make sure they're properly supervised if they really have got to be in that room - it's not acceptable for them to be behaving in this way.
Agree with powdarrmoney and srochford.
All out IT rooms are locked at lunchtime/when not in use. Enless a member of staff is present. If we find a teaching leaving there classroom open to students then we kick up a fuss - and tbh its them that suffer as they cannot use all the equipment in there classrooms during lessons becuase kids have broken it.
We have also removed all tutor groups from our IT Rooms (bar 1 which is Head of ITs and 6th form tutor of 12 kids!) As we found that it tended to be during these times that they where vandalised most - by non IT teaching staff.
Yeah Failing that i'd just enable "logon hours" within AD if it becomes a problem. but to be honest locking the door would be much easier!
I agree : this aint an IT problem
Restricting the machines won't stop the vandalism. If they can't log on they could just smash up the equipment anyway.
Make sure the door is locked, report any staff to SMT who aren't locking it and maybe get a cheap camera set up in there.
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