anonymity – Can a school find my personal computer if I’m on their wifi?

Yes, all of your internet traffic can be tied directly to your computer.

Can they identify you personally? Your Wi-Fi adapter communicated to their network using its own MAC address, so they can tie all the activity coming from that MAC together. So any one thing you did online that identified you personally, such as logging in or entering your email address, could be used to link your identity to your entire browsing history.

A different question is whether or not they are monitoring and/or recording your traffic. Most schools will route your traffic through a filtering proxy of some sort; these proxies may provide a report of violations to your school.

They may normally not trace your connections, but if they discover you are using their connection for something illicit, they will likely examine their logs more carefully for evidence of who the computer belongs to. But those are guesses as to how they may react; your results may vary.

If you are concerned, there may be some things you can do.

If you did not install a certificate provided to you by your school, then as long as you connect only to https sites, they will only be able to see what server you connected to, and how much data you exchanged, but not the exact contents of the data. If you did install a certificate, they can intercept everything you are doing.

For better protection you can use a VPN tunnel, which will protect all of your traffic from interception.

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usa – I will be traveling to Hawaii soon. I’m 18 years old and only have my school ID

The purpose of the ID card is to demonstrate that you are the same person as the holder of the ticket, and thus to be allowed access to the departure area.

As Marcel notes, there are a variety of different types of identification that are accepted. For example, even if you do not drive, you can apply for a Texas ID card from a Driver License Office. Since you may need to present such a government-issued photo ID for a variety of other things in life, from checking into some hotels or even applying for a job, it’ll be useful to obtain one.

Currently, if you cannot present any kind of approved identification, or if you forget your ID at home, you can still travel by following the instructions at the bottom of the TSA identification page:

In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. The TSA officer may ask you to complete a form to include your name and current address, and may ask additional questions to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You may be subject to additional screening.

You will not be allowed to fly if your identity cannot be confirmed, you chose to not provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.

Similarly, the TSA blog says

If you’re 17 or younger, no problem… you don’t need ID to travel. If you’re 18 or older, no worries… you can still travel.

How so? Simply approach the travel document checker and let them know that you don’t have your ID. …

If you’re willing to provide some additional information, we have other means of substantiating your identity, such as using publicly available databases. If we can confirm your identity, you’ll be cleared to go through security, and you may or may not have to go through some additional screening.

Your school ID may be helpful in this case.

What’s up with all these mature school teachers…

Okay, let me throw something out there that I have been thinking about since I first saw this thread. When I was 16, 17, 18, etc., the thought of a teacher in her 20’s or 30’s wanting to have sex with me would have been thrilling beyond belief! I still have that same initial reaction today when I see a cute 20-something female teacher and ask why I couldn’t have been so lucky. :)

Now, here is the thing. Being 17 in the 1970’s was an entirely different level of maturity, social skills, etc., than being a 17-year-old today. I recently vacationed with my family and an old family friend who is almost exactly my age and never had kids. He got to spend a couple days with my 25-year-old and my 15-year-old. At the end, as we were getting ready to head home in different directions, he asked me, “So when do kids grow up these days?” He was not trying to be rude or insulting, he was just asking a question about something that was painfully obvious from the two days he spent with them.

My reply was that based on my experience with nieces and nephews (we have quite a few, in fact, and all are older than our kids) that I believe that adult maturity occurs now around 30 years of age as opposed to 18 back in the 1970’s.

So, given this issue it is reprehensible for these teachers to take advantage of today’s teenagers because they are more like elementary or middle school maturity levels than what we were at the same age. And that is way too young.

Of course, my Dad felt the same way about my generation because he had to quit school at age 12 to help support his family during the Great Depression and we got to go to high school, college, etc., and not strike out on our own until 18 or older. :)


privacy – Can a school legally track my location using a software downloaded without permission on my personal computer?

After looking around on my school email account to see what extensions for google chrome my district installed on my computer without asking I noticed a “Tracker For Chrome” software and after looking what it does, it does as the name implies, tracks my location hopefully only when using the school account and not my own, but what I do not know if this is even legal, I did not sign a consent form, I’am not using a school issued laptop, and I’am not using a school issued internet connection, but I am forced to use this account to access both my classes and schoolwork.
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I downloaded Windows 10 Pro (unactivated) when I first built my PC, but was given an activation key from my school’s IT website after logging in. I entered the key which activated windows and now I am using Windows Education. How much (if at all) can they monitor my activity (what applications I have open, what files I have on my PC, what websites I visit, etc)

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