[K12OSN] How to block myspace.com

Dan Young dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us
Thu May 25 15:06:54 UTC 2006

David Trask wrote:
> "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
> Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 6:45 PM +0000 wrote:
>> Conventional wisdom say you're
>> as likely to be sued for overzealous filtering as under...
> Actually schools are not under any obligation to provide any internet
> access at all.  You can block the bejeepers out of stuff and there's
> really nothing anyone can do about it ...except get mad.  On the other
> hand....if you provide access and don't filter....especially in compliance
> with CIPA....then you can get into deep "doo-doo"

Certainly you must adhere to the laws/regulations as they apply to your

I think there's probably a large continuum between "blocking the
bejeepers out of stuff" and not filtering. Somewhere in there is the
"right solution". ;-)

Dan Young <dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services

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