Up to 14,000 NSW high school students will receive unique IP addresses as part of the official launch of Internet Protocol version 6 tomorrow.
As part of the address switch-on, each student at the eligible schools will receive a permanent and unique IPv6 address attached to the credentials they use to log on to school networks.
Karp said the unique addresses could be used to track student activity at a network level, preventing instances of cyber bulling or other misuse of school networks.
“No one likes to think about those things but every school has to put in place protections. What we actually find is, once you tell the students ‘once you log onto the network we know who you are’, they’re much more cautious from that point onwards. It achieves the effect even if you may never use it,” Karp said.