A secondary school has become the first in Britain to issue every pupil with a personal laptop they can use at home.
All 1,400 students at Writhlington School have been given a Dell Netbook worth £400 which they use in lessons and take home with them.
It's bad enough that they're giving them away for free. Another is that they could have purchased the laptops considerably cheaper elsewhere. See here for example.
Of course they won't be used for logging onto Facebook or Bebo I trust.
I liked this though:
Their laptops are automatically backed-up on the school's main hard drives every time they are connected to the network.
I wonder what the IT department are going to find when they delve in to their server. Expect it to be full of Porn, viruses, and malware.