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Sherri Hope Culver spoke Wednesday morning September 25th on KNX News Radio responding to the issues that have arisen after the distribution of iPads throughout school districts in Los Angeles. What was intended to be utilized for educational purposes has now become yet another method of internet browsing. Over the past weekend students began “hacking” into their Facebook accounts and Pandora accounts; something the school had hoped their privacy settings would not allow. Sherri discussed with the hosts the realities of putting media in the hands of students; a great idea, but one that requires ongoing media literacy training for the students and teachers.