I haven't been making a big deal out of this, but maybe an outside opinion or two (or three, etc.) will help me out.
Here's the situation:
I work in IT for a local school district. In our new High School, we have brand new HP machines, all of which come default with Remote Desktop Connection in the Accessories folder.
RDC is very handy for making changes to our server, which is generally locked away in a book room for safe keeping.
In the library (my base of operations for a particular project) the other day, I noticed a foreign IP address in the RDC address bar, an IP address not of our IP scheme. So I pressed "enter" and it took me to a student's computer's login screen (I know this because the domain name of his PC was his name).
Upon further inspection (asking around), I found out that he and a handful of Computer Science geeks were using RDC to remote into their computers to watch videos, play games/music, but more importantly using their Internet Explorer to bypass the school's filter.
This isn't a huge concern (YET) because they aren't viewing pr0n or anything they aren't supposed to. It's just a nuisance to have kids going around the rules set forth by the librarian (use computers only for research).
The way I see it, kids will always do what they are told NOT to do. So I told the kid that I didn't have a problem with you goofing off in your free time, as long as you don't fark anything up. You can browse your Ebay (a site that is blocked), check your e-mail, use AIM, and whatnot; just don't do anything stupid or I threaten to have some "legislation" passed to prevent this from happening. Heh.
So what I did (only in the library because the librarian expressed concern) was deny access to RDC via "Student" accounts on our domain. But the campus is full of these new HPs and I can't watch them all, so I figure it's up to the teacher to not let them do what they aren't supposed to; the teacher=babysitter concept is a whole other thread not suited for this message.
But that's my rundown, should I be worried about anything in particular? At least they aren't illegally using bandwidth to download music/videos etc, it's just a bother that these CompSci geeks (I was one once) think they are "outsmarting" me, which they aren't.