To take or not to take? That is MY question

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    Hey I was wondering. Sould I take my iPad to school ( I'm a 15 year old boy - secondary school) I have a case for it and everything but I don't know if it's worth risking.. Comment.. :S
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    Personally. Hell No. For one you are going to show it off, yes? Someone might just have to have it. And if you toss around your back pack like my son did ~ well ~ let's just say keep it at home!

    Oh, and welcome!! We have a Young One here who lives in the JB section. Very smart!
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    I would not take it to school, all your friends will want to se and lay with it. To easy to drop it. Not worth the risk.
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    Good point guys thanks
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    Someone will steal it for sure.
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    I heard you call my name!

    I am 15 and I bring my iPad to school and take notes and stuff. BUT, I asked my teachers first to see if they cared or not. One teacher didn't believe the usefulness of it so I brought it in the next day and showed him. Now, he wants one! I do keep a case on it though. Most kids don't even know what is in the case when I carry it so nobody bothers it. I have cut the weight of my backpack in a third because of online textbooks and a Spanish-english dictionary app. And this is a public school, not private. (yes, it does make a difference)

    I look at other sections every now and then..... :)
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    Yeah I was kinda thinking games at break time when it's raining or something... I don't think I would be allowed to use it in class. I live in Wales, our school is outdated as hell and all the teachers are douches.. Up until just a few weeks ago we were still running win89 on our school computers! And I'm doing GCSE ict. Only just now have we updated to windows 7 finally. Anyway so I've kinda made up my mind now for the simple reason that I fear for my iPad as it can't fear for it's self. It's, ' fearless' if you will so someone's gotta do it for it... But I don't know on the other hand I used to bring my iPod touch into school all the time, I was like the first person in the school to have one, this was a few years ago, but now everyone's got one so it's not so much of a big deal.. I don't know I will have to think about it.. Also take into account that my friends also got an iPad and he's gonna bring his in if I bring mine in so that could even it out a bit...I don't know... And if your wondering about the picture of my dog I just wanted to test out file attachment on the iPad...

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    Yes I did call your name, Grayson.:D I am glad you found this thread ~ and you two met!

    This is another perspective ~ I never thought of the other kids not even knowing what was in the case ~ but once they see you use it....
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    Very cute, Theo! What's his name?
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    Yeah... But word doesn't spread though. I guess an iPad isn't earth-shattering news. :D
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    Let me break out a picture of my dog........ :D

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    Awwwwww thats a cute dog. My dogs called twm.. It's welsh. And yeah an ipad is earth shattering news here, its Wales remember
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    I work in a Somerset secondary school in Somerset uk and I take my iPad to school but the difference is I am an HLTA ( teaching staff) and I am very careful of my iPad. I only bring it out if there is a scientific question needed by my students and yes, they love it. They are always asking about the games! Luckily, I don't have many so that's the end of that. If you and your friend both have one, I'm sure that would be safe as long as you check with teachers( we are not so backward as you think. (Hell, I'm a big fan of Eminem, Muse). It's the bullies in your school you have to worry about but if your friend base is large and trustworthy( for protection) it shouldn't be a problem. I expect it would encourage other students to get one for birthday etc… and then it would be like your iPod.
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    Money, gold chaines, knives, drugs, guns.....Sure Ipad should be ok......
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    God knows where you live but in uk country county schools ( most of them, anyway) are knife, gun free and yes, I know there is drugs but that is mostly home based or if noticed, sent home. Wales is fairly countryfied unless he lives Cardiff etc… then yes, there will be more city problems. He doesn't say where but only he can say whether he is safe or not.
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    I was being a little bit sarcastic......

    Everything of value is defenceless, so if you do not want to loose it, better leave it at home. It has been a long time since i was at school, but i was under the impression that today it was almost standard to bring even laptops to school. Or is this only in college.

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    That's okay, I took it in the spirit you said it but school hasn't changed that much though. I see the odd student with a laptop but I'm assuming its seen more at private schools, only guessing though. I'm hoping to see more iPads though.
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    My girls go to private primary and get a lot of assignments, for which they need the computer. Till now still at home, but i guess it will not be long until they have to bring a laptop. Or of course an ipad. They have been eyeing mine since i got it, but it is a hands off for them.

    Coming back to the subject i still believe that it is a personal issue. If yiu bring it there is a change of loosing it. If you leave it ungarded for a few secs that's all it takes. I bring mine to work, but i have an office, so that is a different situation.

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    As a primary school worker in the States I know that if a student brought a personal iPad to the school we'd have serious trouble. As much as I'd like to see students bringing their smartphones and personal electronics for support (homework calendar reminders :p) even as low as the 3rd grade we have backpack pilfering. And they lie, with no shame and even a touch of righteous. I hear then middle(secondary) schools have it worse.

    On then other hand the iPad is quite a deal larger and more obvious. I ordered my personal iPad laser engraved just for that reason as well. A distinctive engraving makes identification a bit easier.

    I'd go look up some of the "find my iThing" stories out there and keep them handy to regale the tempted. You can even "demonstrate" the remote ring to prove the point if need be.

    Do not forget to passcode your machine and use the more robust passcode option. It's a pain but adds just that extra level of annoyance for a thief.

    In terms of carry cases there was an iPad one case that was more like a messenger bag with an area for the iPads screen to be exposed. I've considered getting one like that for my iPad 2 as I'm on the go frequently and having is slung like Spock's Tricorder from Star Trek would keep it on my person quite handily.

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    It is a pity, but in many places, if you have something shiny and nice, there will be those who will take an opportunity to steal it. If you take the proper precaustions, you will have less problems, but it is hard to maintain a high level of security all the time. That is what sneak thieves thrive on.

    If it will help you in your classes, assess the risks, minimize them, and go for it. If you want to show it off, make it for short periods, and keep it locked up at other times.

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