District offers students Internet access as a privilege, not a right

A school district in Indiana is altering the way students access the Internet, granting four levels of access based on grades and behavior. Under the plan, all students start at the second level, but earn greater privileges in the third and fourth levels, such as access to some social networking websites and e-mail. Students at the first level will not be able to take school laptops home. "We're looking at releasing responsibility to students as they can handle it," said Jan Richards, Oak Hill Elementary School principal.

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