Editorial: iPad incident shows need for vigilance

After an Indian Creek Middle School student inadvertently copied her mother on an email she was sending to a 20-year-old man, the parent discovered the girl had corresponded with the man more than 100 times.

The mother didn’t allow her kids to take the laptop to their rooms because she always wanted to be able to see what they were working on. But the daughter was using her school-issued iPad. And her mother said she didn’t regularly monitor what her kids were doing online after they received the iPads from their school.

The girl and the man had met playing the online game Clash of Clans, which Indian Creek students are allowed to keep on their iPads and lets users email each other.

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