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Never bring your personal laptop into work

A Peabody High School employee was placed on leave after he brought his home laptop into school, plugged it into the projector system in one classroom and promptly showed "a series of explicit images from what appeared to be a Google Image search."

The superintendent's office reports:

Counseling and guidance services have been made available to students affected by this incident. The district is also actively reviewing its acceptable use policy and its policies regarding the use of employees' personal devices, including computers, in the classroom.

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I’ll never forget when my BU professor clicked his Windows start button while his computer was plugged into the projector and his recent searches were things that would make a porn addict blush. Hilarious!

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A Peabody High School employee

Interesting description, so any Peabody High School employee can plug into the projector system in classrooms?

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I'm confused by this comment. It's a standard plug (VGA/HDMI/DisplayPort/etc) - do you think Peabody High should spend millions on custom adapters or projectors to allow only authorized users? It's just a regular off the shelf projector like every other school uses.

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"Counseling and guidance services have been made available to students affected by this incident. "

I'm wondering exactly what kind of porn this was that high schoolers will need counseling...

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I was once at a charitable fundraiser in the 80's and a bank executive reached into his suit jacket pocket for a handkerchief, only to pull out a pair of panties.

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Well... that and not just leaving a porn search window hanging around indefinitely.

...and checking if there's anything personal on my screen before I present

...and just generally not being too casual about mixing home and work stuff

but you know, grace of god too.

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assuming this "employee" is a teacher, which may not be a good assumption, what do we know, just making sure you don't have anything on your screen that shouldn't be displayed on a projector in front of students should be standard practice. You could have the whole class' grades open on your computer, or a confidential email about a student.

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Extend it and drag the stuff you want to present.

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Who looks at porn without using an incognito window? That's just careless!

Also, always use incognito when sharing screen, so your google searches and YouTube habits don't show up when you go to pull something up to show people.

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I really don't have anything THAT awful that I wouldn't want people to see. Still, I worry about sharing my screen and people seeing that I have a bookmark tab for uHub and a radio station.

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Usually what I'm actually checking for before I start screensharing is whether any chat or email windows are open/visible. Those can be a real grab-bag and can include, at random: offensive stuff (chat trolls, or spam mail), medical things, relationship stuff, yada yada yada. Mostly boring shit, but every once in a while something that might be embarrassing, provocative, or just TMI.

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If they'd only put up some racist stuff by accident, the Peabody School board would be fully out in defense of the teacher.

Context:

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2021/12/10/peabody-high-football-...

Whereas it was neighboring Danvers with the horrific hockey team situation. What's wrong with the North Shore?

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