[K12OSN] Firefox question

Mike Ely mely at rogueriver.k12.or.us
Thu Dec 8 02:41:39 UTC 2005

John P. Conlon wrote:
> Our district does the blocking at their level in the network.  
> Occasionally a student goes looking for the things that haven't been 
> blocked yet and the ones where the jerks have found a new way around the 
> filters.  When they find them the students get a visit to the assistant 
> principal and enjoy several days of in-school punishment suspension.  
> The with last occurrence we had a father threaten to sue the school and 
> various teachers etc. which is why we are looking for things that a tech 
> illiterate judge would understand.  Being able to print out a hard copy 
> of that individuals network user history is among the most desirable 
> things to be able to do.
> Thanks
> Pat

If you're looking for a solid evidence trail, you're in for a much more 
expensive ride - a printout like you describe will likely be binned out 
of hand as heresay if it's introduced on its own.

What would be more likely to be effective in that venue is a 
court-recognized expert witness who can testify to the contents of the 
cache, along with testimony related to the accuracy of the timestamps 
and the fact that those cache files were found in that student's 
profile.  If at that point you can prove that the student was actually 
at that computer at the time matching the timestamps and not some other 
student, then you've got a case.

Of course, you can expect to pay three figures per-hour for an expert 
witness that has experience in such litigation.


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