I have noticed a disturbing trend among youngsters to consider any usb flash drive they find plugged into a school computer to belong to the 'finders keepers' category, like pens and pencils and money. This irks me on a number of levels - it's very easy to see who last used a computer, as their name is on the login screen when you go to log yourself on to the network. A lot of flash drives have files on them with names like "if you find this flash drive" which have the contact details of the student.
And, of course, you can take the flash drive to the office and leave it there for the kid to pick up. It's easy.
More common, sadly, seems to be the desire of kids to see if there's any porn or good music on the drive, then promptly wipe it and consider it their own property. A student today bragged that he 'found' about 10 flash drives last year in the back of computers, but that he then lost them all. What a retard! He didn't even benefit from his irresponsible behaviour! I have decided to work on him over the course of the year and try to instill a small measure of morals into his probably drug-addled and certainly immature and selfish little brain. And get him to pass some unit standards too.
Sometimes you have to prioritise, and teaching selfish little children to be responsible and not steal flash drives ranks pretty highly on my personal list :-)
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