We have had vandalism of desktop keyboards also. A new keyboard is cheap
& easy. A laptop keyboard is harder to replace, though the Lenovo I did
a while ago was pretty easy for a laptop, and only $25 from Lenovo.
You can plug a reg keyboard into a laptop. Use an old ugly one, maybe
they won't like the "anchor".

David Isham
Network Administrator
Grand Isle Supervisory Union
5038 US Rte 2
North Hero, VT 05474 
802-372-6921 vox
802-372-4898 fax 
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Subject: keyboard protectors for laptops

We seem to be having more and more issues with kids prying leys off
keyboards.  It's impossible to watch every one of them every second.
solution proposed is keyboard covers.  There's at least one company out
there making them for many common models of laptop.  Has anyone tried
these?  Do kids just  tamper with these instead of the keyboard, or does
it really put a stop to it?  Any other experiences worth sharing?

Note that we've never had these problems with desktop keyboards.  What
it about the laptops that makes this so tempting?  We sometimes have
on certain keys, like a bunch of Ps will disappear, or the delete key
seems to be popular at times, so I don't think thiee is just random

Bob Wickberg
Technology Coordinator
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6

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