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Should kids be allowed to hack iPads?

  • Some kids at a high school in LA managed to bypass the controls that prevented them from using sites such as Facebook and YouTube. The incident scared district police, which thought the hack could spread. Hence, many schools ended up dropping the program. 

    Katherine Mangu-Ward at Slate said she doesn't understand why schools wouldn't want students to gain "mastery over their digital devices."

    She mentioned that schools are places where students can inquire and "limiting access to basic sites like YouTube signals that kids can't be trusted."

    She said LA should celebrate just like the OLPC program celebrated its Ethiopian hackers.

    Tagged as: student hackers, students technology, la schools technology, technology news