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 -----Original Message----- From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bob Wickberg Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 11:10 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: keyboard protectors for laptops We seem to be having more and more issues with kids prying leys off laptop keyboards. It's impossible to watch every one of them every second. One 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 is it about the laptops that makes this so tempting? We sometimes have runs on certain keys, like a bunch of Ps will disappear, or the delete key also seems to be popular at times, so I don't think thiee is just random accidents. Bob Wickberg Technology Coordinator Brattleboro Union High School District # 6 802-451-3418 9/12/2009This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone.